Orangedrummaboy has sent in pictures from today’s protest in defence of the School of Music and these words:
The usual quiet of the ANU campus was intruded upon by a large, loud though peaceful march, protesting the cuts proposed for the School of Music.
After meeting in Union Court for music and speeches of solidarity, the group of some 2000 (estimated) students, Union reps, lecturers, general staff, politicians and members of the public formed a procession to snake through the campus.
The destination was the Chancelry, with a brass section leading a rendition of “When the Saints go Marching in”, the python of protest slithered around to the entrance of the VC’s office block, and curled up on the grass outside. A circle of musicians played while others danced in support.
There was a brief unanswered chant, beckoning the VC to come out, but overall, it was one of the more vibrant and celebratory protests I’ve ever born witness to.
Here’s the full slideshow.
Additionally Overheard sent in this video:
And this one from Vimeo:
UPDATE 15/05/12 08:35:
SirGigGuy has created a comprehensive video record of the protest: