I’d estimate around 500 people marching against the Bradford/Clark bill and around 30 counter protesters. Recognised a few from Young Labour in the counter march.
Lindsay Perigo was the main speaker and MC and he was in fine form against nanny state. Around six speakers in total. more than a few people winced though when Christine Rankin mentioned the PM’s lack of children. One just knows that will be the segment on the news. It was unnecessary and counter productive.
The marchers starting to arrive in Parliament.
All the media there loved the “Legalise Smack” sign.
Young Labour changing Family First’s name to Family Fist.
This sign cracked me up. One can escape hell if you hit your kids. I never realised it was so easy. I thought you had to go to church and all that, but it seems all you need to do is a bit of whacking!
Two of the younger protesters.
The old sickle and hammer.
An MP leaves Helen in no doubt as to his views, with this sign in his office window.
Even Che is against the bill!
A pretty funny counter protest sign.
A cute police officer. I’ll leave it to readers to work out which one I meanNo tag for this post.