This weekend in Brisbane, upwards of 3,000 people marched in solidarity throughout the city in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit currently taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center. The protesters – including indigenous groups, anti-capitalists, opponents to transnational corporations and many more – rallied in unison; sending empathic messages to the representatives of each nation, and the corporate agendas they serve.
The G20 Summit is a annual gathering of the representatives of the 20 largest economies in the world, and Brisbane was announced as the host for 2014 almost two years ago. Through this, many panels and discussions were held to critique how the protests will unfold, methods to effectively convey messages and the diminishing of civil liberties under Draconian-type legislative pieces.
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