Above: "The Police Chief's Car" taken the night of the Star Hotel riot in Newcastle, Australia.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

March in May Rally against Austerity Budget ends in Arrests

Sydney's March in May rally and march against the Abbott government's budget cuts to health, education and welfare ended with a sit-down protest blocking George Street and several arrests.

People power on George Street,Sydney.

Marchers along George Street carry placards denouncing the budget cuts
Police arrest protestors at the student sit-in on George Street. A woman waits with a sign saying "We're Westie scum so fuckn what"
Protestors attending the March in May rally in Belmore Park, Sydney.

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