A Trip Down Memory Lane
A year ago today, Occupy Melbourne tent monsters staged a “fashion parade” as a reaction to Melbourne City Council’s disrobing of one of our monsters. The council claimed that a tent is not a dress, but who were they to dictate what constitutes proper attire?
This was the last significant event that came out of the overnight occupation, which by that stage had been going for almost two months, despite daily council and police harassment for having “things” in the park. Some of us had the idea that the council would not be able to take our tents, if we wore them as clothes, but even that did not stop them, so this parade was staged as a humorous protest against the actions of council and police.