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Thousands march in response to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, mainstream media exposed

DSC_0984Numbers were strong in Brisbane. Photo: TOTT News

This weekend in Brisbane, upwards of 3,000 people marched in solidarity throughout the city in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit currently taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center. The protesters – including indigenous groups, anti-capitalists, opponents to transnational corporations and many more – rallied in unison; sending empathic messages to the representatives of each nation, and the corporate agendas they serve.

The G20 Summit is a annual gathering of the representatives of the 20 largest economies in the world, and Brisbane was announced as the host for 2014 almost two years ago. Through this, many panels and discussions were held to critique how the protests will unfold, methods to effectively convey messages and the diminishing of civil liberties under Draconian-type legislative pieces.

Related: G20 Coverage & Updates: Peoples’ Summit in Brisbane (November 12th – 14th) | TOTT News

In Brisbane yesterday, the G20 officially kicked off, and despite almost a dozen arrests – including Brisbane activist, Ciaron O’Reilly – protesters marched peacefully and in coherence & cooperation with Queensland Police. The protesters, following their march, gathered in Musgrave Park for celebrations and idea-discussions – as the G20 Summit leaders met to supposedly discuss a range of geopolitical issues.

Protesters speak their mind at the Peoples’ March. Photo: TOTT News

Following a number of speeches beginning at the Roma Street Forum, Police guided the collective response through a calculated route to ensure the safety and protection of all parties involved. Contrary to the interpretation – and predictions from myself in the lead up to the event – Police did their job efficiently and any observable arrests were justified under legislation in Queensland.


Protesters and organisers of the event made their intentions clear during the beginning stages of planning for the G20 that collective responses will be a peaceful, democratic approach to counter the summit. The Police, in a number of press conferences and forums, also agreed that the plan was a somewhat mutual agreement – thus the catalyst had been set for a non-violent demonstration of concerned individuals.

Related: Forum held in Brisbane to address 2014 G20 summit, police powers

Despite this understanding, Murdoch-lead pieces of propaganda from the press – particularly The Courier Mail – deliberately attempted to construct the environment to fit an agenda-serving purpose. The media, through sensationalism and fear-mongering campaigns, are able to manipulate the public opinion of most events in this country – in means of offering a pre-concieved, subconscious notion of reality that may or may not be true.

Campaigns of protester-demonising and subsequent justification of a unjustified police presence painted a morphed viewpoint – and the fact that the complete opposite is what took place – should reflect on the media’s self-centered goals of reporting and the increasing potential for individuals to disassociate with the mainstream media.

courierThe Courier Mail, fear-mongering at it’s finest. Photo: TOTT News

This revelation should prove two things:

1) The mainstream media explicitly use this type of reporting as a means to induce fear, manipulate public opinion of any legitimate form of resistance, and to sell advertising at a higher rate due to the demand of this sensationalised garbage. This should not be the role the media, yet the masses continue to openly accept a painted picture of deception and spin – rather than questioning the control of subconscious perceptions by the mainstream media.

2) The (almost) half a billion dollars spent on the G20 Summit in Brisbane – including well over 6,000 police officers – is clearly grossly misused on security in anticipation of this imaginary ‘anarchist’ threat, and used to justify Brisbane turning into a police state where movements and activity is monitored and restricted. These funds could have been spent in numerous different ways, rather than spending it on ‘protecting’ the elite and their delegates from a threat that doesn’t exist.

Related: Analysing Mass Media: Fear and Manipulation (Part 1)

Note: TOTT News will be further expanding on the mainstream media and their portrayal of the G20 Summit over the past few months.


Although the march was highly successful and the cooperation between protesters and police maintained a status of peace and negotiation – almost a dozen protesters were arrested during the march and around Brisbane during the festivities.

Ciaron O’Reilly, a Brisbane activist known around the world for his support of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, was placed on a ”prohibited persons list” ahead of the support for merely holding a anti-Obama placard and expressing his right to political beliefs. Furthermore, this notice was given due to ”reasonable suspicion”, with no explanation given.

O’Reilly, ignored these orders and entered the Security Zone in Brisbane, and was shortly arrested by Police once he was discovered to be in the area. A supporter of O’Reilly was also arrested, after taking his grievance with the authorities to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center – where he would soon be taken into custody for abusing their response to the matter.

TOTT News spoke to O’Reilly minutes after receiving his orders to leave the Brisbane CBD:

Other activists and protesters, including a lady in possession of a gas mask, and a man wearing an Anonymous mask were taken into custody – and a number of rogue groups staged demonstrations around Brisbane as a means to disrupt the proceedings and send a firmer message to the G20 leaders here in Australia.

A number of Ethiopian protesters were also in a tough situation when confronting the G20 Peoples’ March in a t-bone intersection. The rally, in opposition to the atrocities committed by global powers in the African region, assumed that the Peoples’ March was in support of the G20 – when the complete opposite was the case. The Police began forcibly moving on the demonstrators when march routes became blocked, however, an understanding was reached and the two groups unified to form one.

DSC_0004Confusing blocks Brisbane streets as factions clash. Photo: TOTT News

This rally concludes a week long series of discussion panels, forums and community workshops – and it will definitely be remembered as a cornerstone in Brisbane activism history.

Many things can be learned from this experience; The people of Brisbane, despite any underlying differences they have have with one another, came to get in unison to understand the greater threat behind our division – and this is something that should be commended on the highest levels. Indeed, in exposing the mainstream media as a tool of falsified propaganda, protesters have once again demonstrated that unity is stronger than division; and we are all one human race at the end of the day. This week in Brisbane was a time where groups recognised it was time to collaborate and join forces, and hopefully this alliance continues past the G20 Summit in Australia. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

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