Story behind the photograph
I took a number of photos today at Pitt Street Mall of a small and peaceful protest organised by Animal Liberation. The protest was designed to shock and quite a few people had a good look at the staged scene.
I had a brief conversation with Animal Liberation representative, Nicole Brown, who said they usually get a lot more attention and are surrounded by media during their protest but only when the protesters are naked or semi-naked. When it comes to actual issue reporting main stream media is not really interested.
When I returned to the site of the protest 20 minutes after this “cages, injured and suffering” photograph was taken, police asked nicely the protesters to “move along” which the group did.
Coincidently this evening all main media outlets carried the news about protesters at the Beijing Olympics “showing skin”.