The Climate Action Summit’s big rally kicked off around 8am this morning and out of a sense of masochism I went along to have a look.
At 7.50am the crowd was small and mostly old and crusty. But after 8am more young people straggled in until there were at least more than 1,000 in attendance (reported figures of 2,500 seem very high to my eye).
Organisers had initially planned to form a human chain around Parliament House, but begged off claiming they lacked permission to do anything but photogenically lap around the front of the building.
The crowd they had might just have made it if they’d really tried, but I guess we’ll never know.
UPDATED: Good news everyone! Greenpeace is reporting that the human chain was achieved after I left!