Occupy Melbourne

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Occupy Melbourne eviction
Occupy Melbourne eviction

The Occupy Melbourne protest started on Saturday 15 October 2011. The protest was a random gathering of people concerned with outcomes from the Global Financial Crisis such as governments bailing out banks.

Other concerns include:

  • Corporate greed - company and shareholder profits take precedence over social justice and environmental concerns
  • Banks - dishonest and illegal banking practices contributed to the Global Financial Crisis. Taxpayers bailed out the banks yet their bad practices continue.
  • Democracy - many elected representatives to do not reflect the wishes of a significant proportion of the population.
  • Wealth distribution - 1% of the population hold a large proportion of total wealth

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle stated that the protest should be terminated on Friday 21 October 2011.

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