17 Mar 2014

Thousands drawn to Australia-wide protests against government policies

Thousands of Australians have taken to the streets this weekend to protest against a range of Federal Government policies. The March in March protests started in regional centres yesterday and stepped up in major capital cities today.

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Protesters say they are non-partisan, but united in frustration with the Abbott Government's approach on numerous policy issues. Demonstrators waving placards have today voiced anger on issues including climate change, the treatment of asylum seekers, marriage equality, the tax system and media ownership. Coordinators gave massive estimates of crowds in Melbourne and Hobart, and Sydney police say about 10,000 braved the rain in the city.

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