Monday, October 24, 2011

A Glorious Labour Day in Shake City

After holding out last week at their South Hagley Park camp through one of the year's biggest downpours, the Occupy Christchurch protesters' numbers are swelled for a gorgeously sunny Labour Day march.

An extended stop at the Bridge of Remembrance.

While the messages were plain the atmosphere seemed more partylike than overtly political.

A minute's silence for those who perished in the earthquakes.

Gathered for speeches at the City Art Gallery before returning to the camp in the park.

In accordance with the aims of the global occupy movement, speakers talked unaffectedly of their everyday experience of globalisation. While the atmosphere was almost festive there was no mistaking the seriousness of the first-hand stories of poor working conditions from those involved in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

Speech bubble? 
A stray soap bubble floats by one of the speakers at the City Gallery.

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