Bridge ‘Yes’ walk attracts thousands

More than 2500 supporters for the Yes vote walked across Barwon Heads bridge. (@fernemillenphotography)

More than 2500 Yes supporters walked across the Barwon Heads Bridge on Sunday September 17 to show support for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament as part of the National Walk for Yes movement.

Joining together to sing John Farnham’s classic hit ‘You’re the Voice’ Yes supporters walked from Ocean Grove to Barwon Heads led by Federal Member for Corangamite Libby Coker MP alongside the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.

Ms Coker said the event was an opportunity for all Australians to walk together, united, as the October 14 referendum date draws closer.

“Walking across the bridge is symbolic, we want to walk together to bridge the divide, and so it was this morning when we walked the Barwon Heads Bridge,” she said.

“What an awesome turnout today, more than 2500 people walking the Barwon Heads bridge, singing John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’, and hearing truly heartfelt messages from our local First Nations people.

“There was such a feeling of unity. The momentum is building, and with it a growing movement to support our First Nations people, they have waited such a long time, and this is our opportunity to walk together and accept the outstretched hand of our First Nations people.”

“Singing, cars tooting in support, and walking to the beat of John Farnham’s classic song, what a great day. I’d like to thank everyone from across Victoria who came along, and also thank all of our local volunteers.”