Up to 10,000 people across the northern rivers vented their anger against Abbott government policies when they marched through Lismore CBD on Saturday and Byron Bay on Sunday.
The rallies were part of the March in March protests across Australia held to highlight the unpopularity of the government’s moves to dismantle progressive policies.
The government’s treatment of asylum seekers, funding cuts to public health and social welfare, rejection of education reforms, winding back of environmental protections, policies on the environment and CSG, attitudes to indigenous people, women and the disabled and the windback of the national broadband network were just some of the issues people protested against.
More than 6,000 people attended the Lismore rally while around 4,000 attended the Byron Bay rally.
To view David Lowe’s pictures of the Byron march see: http://www.flickr.com/
For David’s pictures of the Lismore march, see http://www.flickr.com/
~ Photos Tree Faerie