Today I attended the Hobart march to protest against the policies of our federal government. As we are not allowed to march in the streets in Hobart the group formed in Princes Park at Battery Point and walked along the footpath and Salamanca Lawns with marshals on hand to make sure we didn’t disrupt the traffic or get run over crossing the few roads. We reached the Parliament House lawn where we were greeted by the Unions Choir singing very appropriately “Lean on Me”. Our government believes that many of us are “leaners” not “lifters”. As the song says we are all leaners sometimes and that is how it should be. That is the Australia we want to live in.
The march was peaceful and we had four speakers with interesting things to say. We also had more music from local musicians with original songs. Protest songs are not dead! As with the previous march there was a good cross section of ages from students, families with children and older people not to mention a few dogs.
Below are some of the images from today’s march.
Lyrics for “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers