[09 March/NewsHub]

39 Vegan protestors have been charged after protesting against abattoirs at a major intersection blocking traffic in Melbourne. It has been reported they might face imprisonment for obstructing roads and resisting police. The protestors chained themselves to vans parked on tram tracks. The protest was part of a global movement calling for an end to slaughterhouses, and comes after hundreds of animal rights activists rallied on Saturday outside Queen Victoria Market, also in Melbourne.