Change, Freedom, Social Justice - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011
Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011
While hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt demanding Hosni Mubarak step down from office immediately, a smaller number, about 500 people, gathered outside the State Library in Melbourne where protesters heard from a number of speakers including Kevin Bracken, President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Greens MP Colleen Hartland, and speakers from the muslim and egyptian communities.
A minutes silence was held to commemorate those killed in the violence initiated by the Mubarak regime thugs.
The protest then marched down to Federation Square. The march become diluted as torrential rain scattered quite a few marchers to take refuge under the awnings on the footpath.