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Jesus christ, Melbourne. We know you love turning out in huge numbers for important causes, but jesus christ Melbourne you’ve bloody outdone yourselves this afternoon. The enormous Global Climate Strike protests marched on around the country this afternoon, but none were bigger in sheer numbers alone than the one in Melbourne.

The Victorian capital ground to a virtual standstill this afternoon as thousands upon thousands of people poured into Treasury Gardens for the gathering.

Organisers for the event estimate that at least 100,000 people – likely many more – were in attendance, forming crowds so big they spilled out of the Gardens and far down both Spring and Collins Streets.

The state of the scenes here, I tell you what. More than a few heads getting about.

There’s no official word on exact crowd numbers at this stage, however Greens MP and Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt confirmed that organisers are currently claiming a crowd in excess of 100,000, which is seriously massive business.

A historic day for Australia all over. A truly huge and humbling effort by all. For the love of god, let’s hope it forces someone in Government to listen.

Image: AAP