Thursday, May 01, 2003

Happy Mayday everyone

This year's Mayday march in Melbourne was much bigger than I thought it would be. In previous years, the official union march has been on the Sunday following Mayday, while the march on the actual day was left to anarchist die-hards, et al (Nostalgia alert! On the 1987 Mayday-on-May-1 march, there were about 15 pax in total - but we still took over the roads to walk on, of course). Anyway, it is probably a sign of the times that about 95% of today's 2,000-3,000 Mayday-on-May-1 marchers were building workers, taking time off (presumably at their own expense) from the crane-topped, tilt-slab mesa of inner-city Melbourne in 2003.

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