© 2009 Lynsey

112 – Got climate change?


Mid-morning protesters drew me out to get my shot of the day. Turned out to be quite fun for me – I caught up with some colleagues wagging work for a few moments in the sunshine, and tripped over a colleague from another workplace and time – who knew protesting could be a social event as well?

The protesters were singing and dancing, wearing pink wigs, and generally adding a party theme to the more serious messages regarding climate and what they saw to be the non-event – the ‘cop-out’ of Copenhagen. The police were very good humoured about the whole deal – even when they ‘MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!’ marched the people as a line back towards the safety of the pavement everybody played along nicely. It was kind of odd – the xmas shoppers, office workers, protesters, and police mixing it up on a fine morning. Most people were probably in a accord with the idea, and once the traffic and buses started to flow again it all seemed quite satisfactory.

Later I noted the protesters had adjourned to outside of the police station, waiting for members of the group to rejoin them. I assume the police were most interested in talking to the people who’d climbed the MFAT building with the banner – whoever – as they rejoined the throng there were huge cheers and laughter. Not a bad effort for a Monday – the singing and ukulele music added variety to the day.

Manifesto
37. Every day fight for what’s worth fighting for. Pick your battles.
38. Every day be brave and give things a go. Use fear to trigger you into action.
48. Every day there are things you can’t change. You can change the way you think about them and deal with them.

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