CANBERRA – Australians rallied in the capital and other cities Monday demanding justice for women and calling out misogyny and dangerous workplace cultures as the government reels from two rape allegations.
Outside Parliament House in Canberra, the crowd of hundreds was mostly female and most wore black. They carried placards including “Justice for Women” and “Men, Own Your Guilt.” Prime Minster Scott Morrison refused organizers’ demand that he address the crowd.
He agreed to meet a delegation of protesters in his office, but a meeting didn't take place. “We have already come to the front door, now it’s up to the government to cross the threshold and come to us,” organizer Janine Hendry said. “We will not be meeting behind closed doors,”