PHOTOS: National rallies call for end to shark cull

About 7000 people rallied at Cottesloe Beach in Perth on February 1 to protest against the shark cull being carried out under the orders of the Western Australian Liberal government. This follows large protests in January when the plan was first proposed.

Similar actions took place in cities around Australia and New Zealand. About 1500 people gathered at Manly Beach in Sydney, and 500 people rallied at the Melbourne State Library and then marched to Flinders Street station.

See 'Thousands protest shark cull'.



Protest at Cottesloe Beach on February 1. Photo by Alex Bainbridge.



Protest at Cottesloe Beach on February 1. Photo by Alex Bainbridge.



Protest at Cottesloe Beach on February 1. Photo by Alex Bainbridge.



Protest at Cottesloe Beach on February 1. Photo by Alex Bainbridge.



Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.



Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.



Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.


Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.




Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.




Protest at Manly Beach on February 1. Photo by Rachel Evans.




Protest at Melbourne State Library on February 1. Photo by Ali Bakhtiarvandi.




Protest in Melbourne on February 1. Photo by Ali Bakhtiarvandi.




Protest in Melbourne on February 1. Photo by Ali Bakhtiarvandi.



Video from the Cottesloe rally


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