Saturday 30th May – The People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our Rights
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 69
1,058 cases: 0 new (6 active). Trump terminates US relationship with WHO.
The People’s Revolution—Peaceful Picnic for our Rights
I slept in, then about an hour after it started, came across a Facebook event called “The People’s Revolution—Peaceful Picnic for our Rights.” This sounded like the most exciting thing to happen since coronavirus lockdown, so I rushed into the city, expecting it to be over because I was so late, and found that quite a lot of people had gathered in King George Square, and were about to march through the city to Speaker’s Corner outside Parliament House
There were surprisingly few police in attendance—noticeably fewer than attend the significantly smaller Friday asylum seeker protests in Kangaroo Point. Overall the rally and march was well organised and peaceful. Despite the total lack of any adherence to coronavirus health regulations, the police didn’t attempt to interfere.
After the protest Bronwen and I drove to Wilson’s Lookout to see if there was a good sunset behind the city (which there wasn’t) and then home, via the shops.