Occupy Melbourne: Tent Monsters Invade Swanston St
Tent Monsters: Occupy Melbourne on the March
While waiting to cross Swanston Street, I saw a squad of tent monsters making their way up the road. These are the Occupy Melbourne protesters wearing tents as clothing in order to circumvent the ban on camping in Flagstaff Gardens.
This march, escorted by police, was two protests in one: on one level, we have the Occupy Melbourne protest itself; on the other, we have the protest against police treatment of the young woman called Sarah, who was forcibly stripped by police when she refused to leave Flagstaff Gardens. The Melbourne cops have been accused of sexual abuse over the incident.
I took some photos of the Tent Monster March, which you can see below.