Melbourne Human Chain – 8th October 2022

A whole a week of rallies and activities culminating in a film with David McBride on Friday (7th Oct) and the formation of a Human Chain along the banks of the Yarra on Saturday (8th Oct)

  • Monday, 3rd October 12:00 – 2:00 pm:
    BBQ and party for WikiLeaks 16th birthday at ABC offices, Southbank.
  • Tuesday, 4th October 10:00 am – 9:00 pm:
    11 hour vigil at UK Consulate.
  • Wednesday, 5th October 11:00 am – 1:00 pm:
    Picket the office Attorney General Mark Dreyfus (Mordialloc).
  • Thursday, 6th October 6:30 pm:
    David McBride film plus Q&A panel with John Shipton (Nova Cinema Carlton).
  • Friday, 7th October 10.30 am – 12:00 pm
    Picket office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles (Geelong).

Saturday 8th October, 11am
Human Chain (Calender)

Make a Human Chain along the banks of the Yarra for a visual show of solidarity for Julian Assange.

A map of the area is attached below for your convenience.

Preliminary event schedule:
  • 11:00 am:
    • The Human Chain will start forming on Princes Bridge.
    • The gathering will be divided on the bridge into two single files each moving down and heading west either side of the Yarra River.
    • Upon reaching the pedestrian (Evan Walker) bridge, each line will turn onto the bridge and be heading towards each other.
    • The lines will meet and connect with an almighty uproar.
    • There is wheelchair access via the River Terrace with lift access at the Federation Square corner of Princes Bridge on Swanston Street.
    • Depending on volunteer interest, marshals in yellow vests will be strategically placed to assist and coordinate movement.
  • 12:00 pm:
    The Human Chain moves toward Princes bridge to gather in preparation for speeches.
  • 12:30 pm:
    John Shipton, Gabriel Shipton and David McBride speak on Princes Bridge.
  • 1:00 pm:
    March to Government House at Kings Domain for a pop-up protest picnic with music.
  • 4:00 pm: