Image: Protesters against Australia's refugee policies rally in Melbourne's CBD yesterday.

According to reports in The Guardian and The Age, the butterflies won the day. The butterflies stencilled on the streets and painted on the trees were a creative response to the “Battle of Eltham” anti-immigration rally staged by various (very) far-right organisations, including the True Blue Crew, the Party of Freedom and the Soldiers of Odin, on Saturday in Melbourne's north-east. Anti-racist activists held a “welcome to Eltham” rally a short distance away, and the police were out in force in this usually quiet Melbourne suburb.