BALLOONS with bright, colourful ribbons tied to them were released into the air near the Town Hall.
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Ballarat Loud Fence movement organiser Maureen Hatcher said the atmosphere at the Town Hall was one of “raw emotion”.
“Everybody is feeling frustrated, everybody is feeling angry,” Ms Hatcher said.
“(Cardinal George Pell) is not showing any empathy for the survivors.”
The support for abuse victims has continued to grow, with a loud fence created at the old Queen Street Primary School in Ballarat East.
Ms Hatcher said the growing movement showed the people of Ballarat supported survivors of all sexual abuse, not only clergy abuse.
Ms Hatcher said the day of evidence given by Cardinal Pell, which was extended by one hour, was grueling and difficult.
“We do want some results for the survivors,” Ms Hatcher said.
Ms Hatcher said she didn’t feel Cardinal Pell was being supportive of the survivors.
“I think he’s now on a track (of saying) he doesn’t recall,” Ms Hatcher said. “Abuse is a part of our past.”
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