First Person View of Mass Roll-a-thon Down Parliament House Hill

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017

Hundreds gathered for a mass roll-a-thon on December 17 at Parliament House, possibly for the last time after the federal government approved the building of a security fence.

This first-person footage of the roll was taken by Canberra man, Ross McConchie.

Parliament security protocols were re-examined after demonstrators managed to <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/150399" target="_blank">twice breach security</a> in the final parliamentary sitting week from November 30 to December 1. Fearing the traditionally open lawns would no longer be accessible, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/155612588249157/" target="_blank">users on Facebook</a> organised a mass gathering to roll down the hill to celebrate “simple joys” and “freedom”.

One of the endorsed proposals was the construction of 2.6 metre fence around the building, preventing access to the iconic grassy lawns. <a href="https://t.co/ELolgMy8LY" target="_blank">A moat</a> was also reportedly proposed, but rejected.

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