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The Occupy Melbourne protest started on Saturday 15 October 2011. The protest was a random gathering of people concerned with outcomes from the Global Financial Crisis such as governments bailing out banks. The Occupy Melbourne protest started on Saturday 15 October 2011. The protest was a random gathering of people concerned with outcomes from the Global Financial Crisis such as governments bailing out banks.
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 +Other concerns include:
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 +* Corporate greed - company and shareholder profits take precedence over social justice and environmental concerns
 +* Banks - dishonest and illegal banking practices contributed to the Global Financial Crisis. Taxpayers bailed out the banks yet their bad practices continue.
 +* Democracy - many elected representatives to do not reflect the wishes of a significant proportion of the population.
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 +Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle stated that the protest should be terminated on Friday 21 October 2011.
[[Image:20111-10-21 Occupy Melbourne livestream 1.jpg|thumb|Occupy Melbourne eviction]] [[Image:20111-10-21 Occupy Melbourne livestream 1.jpg|thumb|Occupy Melbourne eviction]]
==External links== ==External links==
 +* [http://www.justin.tv/occupymelb#/w/1940660192 occupymelb on Justin.tv]
* [https://www.facebook.com/occupymelb?sk=wall Occupy Melbourne], Facebook * [https://www.facebook.com/occupymelb?sk=wall Occupy Melbourne], Facebook
 +* [http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/protesters-vow-to-stay-as-doyle-urges-peaceful-end-20111019-1m6zs.html Protesters vow to stay as Doyle urges peaceful end], The Age
[[Category:Community action]] [[Category:Community action]]
[[Category:Victoria]] [[Category:Victoria]]

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The Occupy Melbourne protest started on Saturday 15 October 2011. The protest was a random gathering of people concerned with outcomes from the Global Financial Crisis such as governments bailing out banks.

Other concerns include:

  • Corporate greed - company and shareholder profits take precedence over social justice and environmental concerns
  • Banks - dishonest and illegal banking practices contributed to the Global Financial Crisis. Taxpayers bailed out the banks yet their bad practices continue.
  • Democracy - many elected representatives to do not reflect the wishes of a significant proportion of the population.

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle stated that the protest should be terminated on Friday 21 October 2011.

Occupy Melbourne eviction
Occupy Melbourne eviction

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