Inspired by the actions of those striving for democracy in North Africa and the Middle East, and similar demonstrations throughout Europe and more recently, in the United States, Occupy Melbourne will commence at City Square on October 15. It's time our democracy started functioning properly. It's time our politicians started representing the 99% of the population without enormous wealth and political influence, who suffer the social, economic and environmental consequences of corporate greed. The people of Melbourne will begin occupying the public space of City Square from October 15 onwards. Some of them will drop in for an hour, others will stay for a workshop or a bite to eat, others might stay for a General Assembly, many will camp and spend the night, others will call City Square home for weeks, months, as long as it takes.
City Square, cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, City.
This will be a peaceful occupation of public space. It will be alcohol and drug-free.