|view from the security fence at the city square|
At my appointment, I discuss what I have seen with my psychiatrist and she is unexpectedly sympathetic to the cause of Occupy Melbourne. I tell her about how ugly the force used by the police appears, how wrong. I suggest that it feels a bit like a some fights that start in families, that once the fighting starts, no matter who is right or wrong, it's ugly for everyone.We agree that Occupy Melbourne could have been left to their devices in the city square, that it was an orderly protest and would have hurt no-one.
|Moving up Swanston street|
|Police pushing up Swanston street|
|bystanders with phones - this was at what appeared to be a particularly violent patch - protesters had been pushed back from the intersection of Collins and Swanston street|
A Firsthand Account of Being Arrested for Protesting