Courtesy of The Age.
I've lived in Melbourne all my life. I attended the Swanston St. party where the city paved the street with grass. I've been to more festivals than I can remember.
I've never seen the entire length of Swanston St crammed with people like I did today. They were all there to shout emphatically "No War!".
An incredibly diverse range of Melbournians were there - school children, their teachers, Muslims, Jews, Kurds, Greeks, Italians, Iraqis, Palestinians, quilters, ... and of course those of us with no particular group affiliation - just a common desire for peace.
It was actually quite funny to watch the organisers try to deal with us having to march down a street that was already filled with people :) They'd anticipited around a crowd of around 75,000 and ended up with easily more than double that.