Nimbin Mardi Grass
|Date:||May 1, 2020|
Annual Australian Cannabis law reform rally and gathering on the first weekend in May.
To bring about change by the most entertaining means possible.
In March 1993, after a decade of raids and arrests, and a particularly intensive recent period of random street searches, arrests and rough treatment, a spontaneous demonstration erupted, and marched to the police station, pelting it with eggs and toilet paper. Negative newspaper reports followed.
Nimbin HEMP Embassy members decided to hold a peaceful protest in a non-confrontational atmosphere, that ordinary people could comfortably attend, on May 1, 1993. That was the first MardiGrass. (The spelling is that officially used by the MardiGrass Organising Body).
The MOB was formed to manage the event and consists entirely of volunteers. The intention is to hold a MardiGrass every year until prohibition ends.
Take a knee and pull a cone for the victims of the war on drugs.