It started innocently. Paint a pedestrian crossing in rainbow colours for the Emerald City’s annual street parade. The condition: Be gone by morning.
Hangovers last longer. It wasn’t removed. Not right away. People taking photographs halt traffic and steal the politicians’ evening news coverage. The Wizard of Oz decreed it be removed. Now!
There is a long way between black and white. Especially in this rainbow nation.
The ‘coloured spectrum coalition’ might run in the next election. Gay marriages and the ability to chalk places any colour we want.
We’re not In Sydney, Toto. DIY Rainbows are being chalked everywhere.
Update 16-July-2013: Wikipaedia now has a DIY Rainbow Crossing entry explaining in more detail what prompted the whole social protest movement and the central role of social media [Link to Wikipaedia entry for DIY Rainbow Crossing.]