Don't silence protests

Don't silence protests

Protests are being silenced by a misuse of council bylaws.

We call upon the City of Melbourne to stand up for human rights and refuse police requests to silence protests.

Megaphones and portable speakers are fundamental to amplify the many diverse and unheard voices in our society. They are critical to protesting in a modern city.

Local laws designed to regulate busking and protect public amenity should not be misused to undermine rights protected in the Victorian Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities (2006). 

They should not be used to restrict protests at the behest of police.

We request that the ...

Protests are being silenced by a misuse of council bylaws.

We call upon the City of Melbourne to stand up for human rights and refuse police requests to silence protests.

Megaphones and portable speakers are fundamental to amplify the many diverse and unheard voices in our society. They are critical to protesting in a modern city.

Local laws designed to regulate busking and protect public amenity should not be misused to undermine rights protected in the Victorian Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities (2006). 

They should not be used to restrict protests at the behest of police.

We request that the City of Melbourne abandon this practice immediately and uphold the right to political expression. 

#DontSilenceProtest



All photos by @julian.meehan

+
image of Don't silence protests

Don't Silence Protest in the City of Melbourne

Send a letter now calling for the City of Melbourne to stop silencing protest.

Change the subject line and edit the letter in your own words.

You can also call the City of Melbourne on 03 9658 9658 and register this same request in person.

Take action today!

Where do you live?

Compose your email

Email Tips +

Please change the subject line before sending.  

Please add to or edit the letter in your own words.

Always be polite.