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

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Newcastle Rail Protest

Protestors arriving for a rally at Civic Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March in March, Sydney

Thousands rallied in Belmore Park below then marched along George Street to protest the Abbott governments policies on public services, human rights and the environment.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sydney Rallies Against New Bikie Laws

When injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty - waiting for the rally on Macquarie Street
 A rally was held at 11 am outside parliament house in Sydney to protest new anti Biker laws that enable a motorcycle club to be outlawed if three members are convicted of an offence.

Bikers arrive in Macquarie Street, Sydney for the rally.

Occupy Newcastle Town Hall