A huge crowd for the demonstration against the Federal Government’s industrial relations reform package in the city today. Work commitments meant I couldn’t join in, but I did pass nearby and saw all the people.
This is the crowd outside Flinders Street Station at 9:50am, as snapped by the Omni webcam.
In the nearby arcades, the cafes were full of people getting their morning coffees before joining the march.
PS. 8am Wednesday. The Age reports the crowd was between 150,000 and 210,000… the biggest ever for a rally in Melbourne. From what I can see, with such widespread opposition, including from church and welfare groups, there’s cause for great concern about the impact the laws will have.