Some of the protester are idiots. I went to the brisbane rally yesterday, and for the most part peole just stood around and showed their support. I was fortunate enough to be standing next to one idiot, who started yelling out that the cops were trying to remove people conducting a sit-on on the road (ann st, for brisvegans) and it was almost funny when everyone just sort of looked at him, waving his fool arms in the air. I went for a sticky beak, and hte cops were just standing there while people sat down all around them. No biggie.