Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Violence against who?

There was a march in the city today protesting violence against women. Now it's a very worthwhile cause and certainly worth more than the hundred or so protesters. However there were two problems that caught my eye:

  1. There was a large number of pregnant women or new mothers and most of them were smoking. So, it's say no to violence against women but yes to killing your kids with cigarettes;
  2. they were escorted by the police (in cars and on bikes) and when the march got to Hay St Mall the protesters headed down London Court. This thoroughly pissed off the police. I'm guessing that that wasn't the plan they submitted to get the permit.
Not terribly well thought out.

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