An estimated half a million people take to the streets of Melbourne to make a firm stand against Daniel Andrews’ pandemic bill that was debated in parliament this past week. The crowd stood thick and strong as speeches were made at the steps of Parliament House on Spring Street. There was chanting and singing with drones flying overhead and the energy there was amazing as the people made it crystal clear that they do not tolerate the tyranny that we as a state have been faced with, they do not tolerate the vaccination mandates, the segregation, or the fact that non-vaccinated people from the ages of 12 years and up are now locked out of most businesses.
The crowd marched along Bourke Street, moving its way through the city until it reached Flagstaff Gardens on William Street, where they assembled for the concert, speeches, and chanting. There were a few people from the other rally that was being held in the city today who were seen approaching from the side, but they decided to turn around and walk away and not cause trouble because they were outnumbered.
From the position of the stage at Flagstaff Gardens, you could not see an open area of grass through the people who were packed in. And more people just kept arriving. It was a very powerful message that was sent. It is anybody’s guess whether Daniel Andrews watched the footage or understands just how much he is disliked right now.