People against pollution


The Environmental Youth Alliance organised protest actions in most capital cities during October on the theme "People against pollution". In Brisbane 50 people gathered in the Queen Street Mall, for an environmental speakout on October 23. Following the speakout, the group marched down the mall chanting "Boycott Mitsubishi, environmental justice for all!", and handing out leaflets to Saturday morning shoppers. In Adelaide 30 activists marched through Rundle Mall on October 30 carrying placards calling for improved public transport. The group chanted "Politicians have no brains! We want buses, trams and trains!" and performed street theatre before a crowd of sympathetic onlookers.

In Melbourne (pictured) on October 23 around 80 people marched from the town hall to parliament steps, calling for accessible, safe and reliable public transport and an end to urban pollution. Photo by Ray Fulcher.