Occupy Brisbane (Camp #1) Photo Gallery
Post Office Square, Brisbane CBD (October-November 02, 2011)
The Queensland Police Service evicted the Brisbane Occupation just before 0500 local time at the request of Brisbane City Council, even though the Queensland state constitution allows for freedom of assembly.
Approximately one hundred protesters in total were forced to leave the park, which is scheduled to be used for Remembrance Day activities on the 11th of November. Four protesters were arrested, but were later released without charge. The group has relocated to Queens Park, but police are not allowing them to assemble any structures such as tents. The Occupy Brisbane group will participate in a worldwide march scheduled to take place Saturday, November 5th.
I very much enjoyed my three visits to Occupy Brisbane and even ended up Occupying their information booth last Saturday night for a few hours It was really wonderful to engage so many people that were so interested in what Occupy Wall Street was all about.
All things that are destroyed can be rebuilt.
All photographs by Kenneth Burridge, high resolution and larger formats available upon request.
CNN contributor, Green journalist, photographer, author and activist. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last six years.