I’m watched with some interest as the Occupy movement has sprung up in Australia. They have taken over Melbourne (until they were unceremoniously given the boot) and Martin Place in Sydney too.
Of course, in a democratic country like Australia you are entitled to protest, but what’s not exactly clear is what they want to achieve from protesting.
In interviews, Australian Occupy spokespeople say they aren’t protesting. So are they just camping then?
And they say that they represent the 99%, but almost universally they are students and the unemployed (who are not the 99%, sorry to rain on parades by stating the bleeding obvious).
My logic comprehends the American movement where banks have screwed the little guys to the wall only to get bailed out by the Government.
But that situation didn’t happen in Australia, so is Australia just going out in sympathy with our American friends?
So you see, the confusion reigns down-under.
Nevertheless, the photos are impressive.
And my personal favourite…