Published in City Hub, 5 October 2016
By Jordan Fermanis
On Saturday October 1, protestors and partygoers descended upon Sydney Park in what was billed as a ‘protestival’. The protestival was organised by the WestCONnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets.
The protestival came together with only a weeks notice. It commenced at 1pm, where music acts kept crowds entertained until 6pm.
The event was held not far from where WestConnex protestors have set up a tent blockade which has been running for almost three weeks.
Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore has offered her support to members of the tent blockade who have vowed to stay to protect the removal of trees to make way for the road.
The protestival was a joint effort in solidarity to those protesting as well as a protest against Premier Baird’s controversial lockout laws.
Longtime advocate against WestConnex and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong addressed the crowd at the start of the day’s events, unveiling the Green’s ‘solidarity wall’ which attendees signed for the members of the tent blockade.Read more