Occupy Melbourne

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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.

The protest was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest that started in New York on September 17 2011.

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