BALLOONS, buntings and unions – a rally against cuts to TAFE funding yesterday would have been business as usual except for a group of bikies that rocked up to lend their support.
About 15 in number, the bikies came to show their anger at what they say is an attack on their way of life.
The government has pledged to introduce laws later this year banning outlaw motorcycle groups in Victoria.
Ballarat resident and Vikings club member Ross Hughes said the proposal would victimise a broad group of people .
“We are mainly a motorcycle riding club,” Mr Hughes said.
“We are not out to cause anyone any drama, but if they make it so that we can’t talk to each other then all they are going to to do is drive everyone underground.”
Mr Hughes was also against the TAFE cuts.
He said he was a family man who had recently started a computer course at TAFE after injuring a shoulder in his job as a mechanic.