Defiant protest speaks out for free speech in Perth

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Free Speech speak-out. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

Perth City rangers were conspicuously absent as more than 60 people spoke freely in the Murray Street Mall on May 26. This speak-out was the first action called by new group Defend Free Speech Perth in response to a recent pattern of rangers harassing activist events.

Organisations represented at the rally included the Nyoongar Tent Embassy, the Maritime Union of Australia and the United Motorcycle Council of WA.

The speak-out ended with a unanimous agreement to return to Murray Street Mall on Saturday, June 9 at 1pm. This will help pave the way toward a big Free Speech Festival on July 7.

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