Sunday, February 2, 2014

Shark protest numbers swell as thousands protest again

At least 7000 people (some organisers suggest it may have been as many as 10,000) 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.

The video above records the speech by Sea Shepherd managing director Jeff Hansen at the rally. Photos by Alex Bainbridge from the Cottesloe rally. Check this link for photos from around the country.