Some of them are Australians, which means that no conventional behavior applies. While many over the world lock horns with their government in bloodied rivalries, Australians prefer rolling down hills at a leisurely pace.
Earlier this year, demonstrators breached the security at the Parliament House. The government has since toyed with the idea of building a security fence around the Parliament and not allowing visitors. One of the other ideas included building a moat around the Parliament. The idea was rejected once it was pointed out that this was not 16th-century England.
The country responded with anger and disbelief to this preposterous idea. Australians regularly visit the Parliament house and enact the time-honored tradition of rolling down the hill. They decided that they should protest this decision by observing the tradition they wanted to preserve.
The idea was first suggested by architect Lester Yao on Facebook, who expected to take around 20 family members to the protest. Around 600 people showed up. With their dogs.
Hundreds roll down Parliament House lawns for one last time pic.twitter.com/X1s6kk1rmm— Andrew Brown (@AndrewBrownAU) December 16, 2016
Yao, however, fears that this protest might just be a one-time thing, as kids cannot come again.