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News of this anti-bank demonstration apparently ran on ABC radio yesterday:
“Perhaps,” allows photographer Greg MacDonald, “there were more there later or earlier.” Maybe some of these excellent citizens were among them.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/01/2005 at 06:23 PM
    1. They’re not having a group hug by any chance are they?

      Quick, light a fire so they can jump over it whilst beating a tom tom, bemoaning both Bush and their Fathers.

      Posted by Nic on 09/01 at 06:29 PM • permalink


    1. “Now let’s go to Starbucks and debrief!”

      Posted by Rob C. on 09/01 at 06:32 PM • permalink


    1. If they don’t like their bank, why not change it for a different bank?

      If they don’t like banks, they can use a mattress.

      Or is this a lefty protest, whereby they are complaining that they aren’t able to have something which they never lifted a finger to help create?

      Posted by Rob Read on 09/01 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. Oh! the humanity!!

      The poor man in a blue jumpsuit has been trampled and decapitated by the massed citizenry!

      Posted by rinardman on 09/01 at 07:06 PM • permalink


    1. Why am I not suprised only the ABC reports this non event?

      Posted by lingus4 on 09/01 at 07:07 PM • permalink


    1. Why am I not suprised only the ABC reports this non event?

      Quite seriously though, part of the reason (aside from it feeding into the left wing worldview) is that the ABC is rather well resourced in that bloated public service way, so they can spare crews to send out to events like this.

      — Nick

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 09/01 at 07:14 PM • permalink


    1. It was reported as being a protest against the ANZ’s support for the Iraq War. Hadn’t noticed the ANZ taking a very public position on this, but certainly have noticed the ABC’s entrenched view.
      Perhaps they are going to go on and dig up the Managing Director’s grandma and hold the remains to ransom like those creeps in the UK who have plumbed new depths in protesting against (horror of horrors) a guinea pig farm.
      Telegraph / News, UK

      Posted by blogstrop on 09/01 at 07:20 PM • permalink


    1. “And perhaps, this is the most that have been there all day, and even they are about to leave.”

      Posted by david on 09/01 at 07:26 PM • permalink


    1. Rob C. – There isn’t a Starbucks in Martin Place (which is where this little get-together happened).  I’m not sure if there’s even one nearMartin Place.

      There’s a McDonalds, though. 🙂

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 09/01 at 07:53 PM • permalink


    1. You Aussies haven’t really got this anarchy thing down, have you?

      Posted by paco on 09/01 at 07:59 PM • permalink


    1. So it was six people and a large blue turd then?

      Posted by blandwagon on 09/01 at 08:34 PM • permalink


    1. Funny, whenever I hear “erupting citizenry” I always think of a Palestinian parade…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/01 at 08:42 PM • permalink


    1. #9. Hey Pixy,try 14 Martin Place.If that doesn’t suit there’s one just around the corner at the entrance to Wynyard Station.They’re everywhere,they’re everywhere!!!! It’s all part of a CIA plot don’t ya know.

      Posted by Lew on 09/01 at 09:10 PM • permalink


    1. Man.  They need Madonna of the Ditch, and quick!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 09/01 at 09:24 PM • permalink


    1. “Free Mumia!”
      “Free David Hicks!”
      “Free Checking!”

      A free toaster would be nice, too….

      Posted by Rob C. on 09/01 at 09:29 PM • permalink


    1. Actually, with Sheehan becoming old news, this is probably what her bus tour is going to look like. In fact, she might just want rent a Mini Cooper.

      Posted by paco on 09/01 at 09:31 PM • permalink


    1. The irony – someone holding up a poster saying “Fight Greed”.

      From looking at the photos many of the hippies gave up the fight against greed a long ago. A lot of them are distinctly, uh, well-fed. Not too much of the mean-and-hungry look in that lot.

      Posted by walterplinge on 09/01 at 09:46 PM • permalink


    1. I hear the ANZ is forming the RAR First Battalion of Superannuated Tellers who will shortly be sent to Iraq. Their job will be to teach the Iraqi customers how to stand in long slow bank queues, train bank staff in new forms of rudeness and lousy service, and show local banks how to raise interest rates on home loans and make massive profits.

      John Howard and Kim Beazley will farewell our boys at Darwin. Watch for colour snaps in the ANZ employees newsletter.

      Posted by mr magoo on 09/01 at 09:59 PM • permalink


    1. Re the ABC, a trivial anecdote: last week I was at a conference which was opened by Mary Delahunty (highly unpopular State Minister for the Arts, lefty and ex-ABC journo), who complained about not knowing how to turn on the reading light on the podium.  Her minder leapt into action, and…flicked the “on” switch on the lamp.  Good-natured laughter from the audience.  She covered herself by saying “Oh well, I used to work at the ABC, and we had ‘techies’ to do this stuff for us”.  I think she was only half-joking.

      Posted by cuckoo on 09/01 at 10:19 PM • permalink


    1. So if Margo’s code maven makes $36K, I wonder what Delahunty’s key grip makes.  I also wonder how I can get in on that action.

      Posted by Achillea on 09/01 at 11:38 PM • permalink


    1. Check out those picks via the link. I spy someone who was with the Madonna of the Ditch just the other day.

      Nice camel toe. Not. “Shield me” from those images, please!

      Posted by CB on 09/02 at 12:45 AM • permalink


    1. Mother Sheehan, it turns out, is not actually going to be on the bus for the tour, but is going to meet it in selected venues where she’s giving interviews…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/02 at 01:06 AM • permalink


    1. #13 lew – Well, damn.

      Posted by Pixy Misa on 09/02 at 03:04 AM • permalink


    1. Tim … I love the photo … your blog needs more photos … I walk past there once per week … and walk past the Starbucks down the plaza … now they say a picture tells a thousand words … but I think this one says very little … maybe just three words … “what the fuck?” …

      Posted by Stevo on 09/02 at 05:05 AM • permalink


    1. Well she IS of Irish descent,say no more,nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse.She used to be a reddish blonde.hmm.

      Posted by crash on 09/02 at 10:07 AM • permalink


    1. er mary delahunty.

      Posted by crash on 09/02 at 10:08 AM • permalink


    1. More people to show up if they would just get an attractive woman to take her clothes off to protest the…I’m sorry, what are they protesting again?

      Posted by byrd on 09/02 at 12:15 PM • permalink


  1. I saw one of these foolish frauds trying to give a policeman a flower during the stand-off! When she finally grows up and reflects on the incident, she’ll realise what a pathetic, sickening, little cliche she was!

    Posted by Brian on 09/02 at 08:01 PM • permalink