Here’s an eyewitness account of the march that walked backwards. From the Resident Judge of Port Phillip:
Yes, there we were on a day that seemed particularly un-globally warm, with our hands on the shoulders of the person in front of us, walking back wards along the length of the City Square.
Walk with the people, not the polluters! Climate action now! (Ouch, ouch!)
as the person in front of me (aka Mr Judge) stepped on my toes as we were were “moving backwards” for climate change, as distinct from “moving forward” as we all were at the start of this election campaign a very l-o-n-g five weeks ago.
(There’s Mr Judge looking all rugged up for global warming to the left of the woman holding the white banner). Back, back we shuffled, “walk with the people…” etc. until I could feel the crowd pressing behind me. Was there about to be a dreadful crush? “Tree, tree” hissed someone behind me, and sure enough I turned round to find myself pressed up against one of the few spotted gums that survive the blasted heath of our so-called City Square.
Image from: climatesceptics.com.au
From 7News Australia:
Police were called in to break up a scuffle between protesters at the Walk Against Warming in Adelaide.
About half a dozen police arrived in Victoria Square just after the start of the rally, aimed at raising awareness on climate change and the environment.
John Rice, organiser with the Climate Emergency Action Network, said climate change sceptics had arrived unexpectedly to disrupt the rally.
One had pushed his megaphone into his face, prompting him to call police.
The sceptics, who numbered fewer than half a dozen, wore T-shirts bearing the words CRAP (Carbon Really Ain’t Pollution). One of them led what appeared to be a Rottweiler cross.
A police spokesman later said the sceptics had “crashed” the event, causing a disturbance, but no one was charged with an offence.
The rally, which attracted several hundred people, was one of a series of Walk Against Warming events happening nationally.
Full story here
h/t to WUWT reader John Howard
Compare (thanks to Tom Nelson):
Last year’s event attracted 10,000 participants, double the size of the 2008 event.
Actor Jack Thompson, who demanded action on climate change for the sake of future generations, estimated that 3000 people took part in today’s event, but organisers said the figure was more like 8000.
Catchcries included “What do we want, renewable energy; when do we want it, now,’’ and the strongly worded ‘‘No coal, no oil, we don’t want our world to boil“.
Walking that way, I guess they wont be able to outrun: The Walking Monster of Climate Change kills 300,000 each year.
But freezing your butts off walking backwards protesting against energy- no irony there.