Last week the solar industry announced they would be protesting outside the Legislative Assembly this morning at 8am against the capping of the feed-in tariff which has effectively shut them down.
So your correspondent got out of bed early on the darkest day of the year and made his way down to the Assembly to take in the massed fury of the solar industry.
The photo was taken at 8:05 this morning.
Perhaps they stayed away because of the bad conditions? Is that some sort of metaphor for the reliability of wind and solar?
UPDATE: Apparently 20-30 very quiet protesters were around the other side of the building in the hope MLAs arriving to work would see them there.