Occupy Melbourne's 1st Annual Tent Monster Fashion Extravaganza

Date and Time: 
Saturday, December 10, 2011 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Flagstaff Gardens

Come celebrate the latest trend in fashion at the Fabulicious Tent Monster Fashion Extravaganza in beautiful Flagstaff Gardens this Saturday starting at 1pm. Feel free to come wearing your very own tent designs if you wish or simply show your support.

Occupy Melbourne h...as put out a call for Occupy protesters around the word to wear their tents this Saturday for World Human Rights Day.

This call follows two separate incidents at Occupy Melbourne in which Victoria Police and Melbourne City Council officers stripped a young woman and then a young man of their tent costumes, leaving them on the ground in their underwear.

The tent costumes originally gained international fame as the subject of the ‘Tent Monsters’ incident in which several tents at Occupy Melbourne grew legs and ran away to avoid capture, literally running circles around authorities and becoming an overnight internet meme.

Occupy Melbourne protesters conceived the ‘Tent Monsters’ strategy to highlight the absurdity of the situation that has unfolded over several weeks, in which Melbourne City Council officers have been issuing Notices to Comply for tents, blankets, food, tarpaulins and other materials to remove them from the peaceful protesters in an effort to prevent the growth of the movement.

World Human Rights day will be marked in 2011 by thousands of peaceful coordinated actions around the world, including the global Occupy Movement. Twitter hashtag: #D10