On Sunday, more than 10,000 Sydneysiders marched to protest against liquor licensing laws. That’s a pretty big turnout for a protest. Led by the “Keep Sydney Open” campaign, the protest was one of the largest in Sydney in recent years. On some counts it was the biggest in Australia’s largest city since 2014’s March in March.
But the reaction to the march from many was dismissive. The Last Drinks coalition held a media conference on Sunday to declare that the lockout’s benefits had been “immeasurable”.