Melbourne Cup 2019 parade: angry protesters say ‘nup to the cup

Hundreds of people angry about the treatment of former racehorses have protested as thousands turned out in the rain to watch the annual Melbourne Cup parade.

The traditional Monday parade through Melbourne’s CBD, held before the running of the $8m Cup on Tuesday, attracted more anti-horseracing activists than usual despite the downpour.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses took up its usual position at the end of the parade route, chanting “Blood on your hands”, “Animal abusers total losers” and “Say nup to the Cup” as the procession of trainers, owners and jockeys made their way down Swanston Street to Federation Square.

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