Hundreds of desperate protesters are marching to test the pill after a flood of dead by spoiled ecstasy

Hundreds of people have traveled to the streets of Sydney to provide support for testing pills at raves and music festivals after a wave of drug-related deaths.

Demonstrators danced and marched Saturday from the City Hall to Hyde Park, trying to pressurize the New South Wales government to allow the practice.

They held up signs that read: "Just test the dam (sic) pills! & # 39; and & # 39; Pills testing saves lives & # 39 ;.

She is one of five people who died after taking drugs at music festivals in New South Wales since September

She is one of five people who died after taking drugs at music festivals in New South Wales since September

Hundreds of people have traveled to the streets of Sydney to provide support for testing pills at raves and music festivals after a flood of drug-related deaths

Hundreds of people have traveled to the streets of Sydney to provide support for testing pills at raves and music festivals after a flood of drug-related deaths

Hundreds of people have traveled to the streets of Sydney to provide support for testing pills at raves and music festivals after a flood of drug-related deaths

Demonstrators danced and marched Saturday from the Town Hall to Hyde Park, in an effort to put the New South Wales government under pressure to allow practice

Demonstrators danced and marched Saturday from the Town Hall to Hyde Park, in an effort to put the New South Wales government under pressure to allow practice

Demonstrators danced and marched Saturday from the Town Hall to Hyde Park, in an effort to put the New South Wales government under pressure to allow practice

Despite the repeated tragedies of recent months, the NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has rejected calls to introduce pill testing and stated that there is not enough evidence. is to show that it can save lives

Despite the repeated tragedies of recent months, the NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has rejected calls to introduce pill testing and stated that there is not enough evidence. is to show that it can save lives

Despite the repeated tragedies of recent months, the NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has rejected calls to introduce pill testing and stated that there is not enough evidence. is to show that it can save lives

The march took place a week after Alex Ross-King, 19, died in the hospital after a suspected overdose while attending the FOMO festival in Parramatta Park.

She is one of five people who died after taking drugs at music festivals in New South Wales since September.

Despite the repeated tragedies of recent months, NSW has declined Premier Gladys Berejiklian to introduce pill testing. is not sufficient proof & # 39; to show that it can save lives.

A coalition of groups, including Keep Sydney Open and Unharm, organized the event this weekend

A coalition of groups, including Keep Sydney Open and Unharm, organized the event this weekend

A coalition of groups, including Keep Sydney Open and Unharm, organized the event this weekend

"The failed war on drugs has killed our friends, family and others in our community for decades, while politicians and police deliberately have ignored the increasing evidence that drug control without zero tolerance does not work," the organizers said in a statement.

"The failed war on drugs has killed our friends, family and others in our community for decades, while politicians and police deliberately have ignored the increasing evidence that drug control without zero tolerance does not work," the organizers said in a statement.

"The failed war on drugs has killed our friends, family and others in our community for decades, while politicians and police deliberately have ignored the increasing evidence that drug control without zero tolerance does not work," the organizers said in a statement.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) disagrees, points to a heavy police presence and sniffer dogs do not scare partygoers to take illegal drugs at dance festivals.

A coalition of groups, including Keep Sydney Open and Unharm, organized the event this weekend.

"The failed war on drugs has killed our friends, family, and others in our community for decades, while politicians and police deliberately have ignored the increasing evidence that zero-tolerance drugpolicing is not working," the organizers said in a statement. .

A number of politicians, including Greens leader Richard Di Natale, joined the campaign for a harm minimization approach

A number of politicians, including Greens leader Richard Di Natale, joined the campaign for a harm minimization approach

A number of politicians, including Greens leader Richard Di Natale, joined the campaign for a harm minimization approach

& # 39; How many more young people have to pay with their lives before we perform a pill test, which we know saves lives? & # 39; Senator Di Natale said

& # 39; How many more young people have to pay with their lives before we perform a pill test, which we know saves lives? & # 39; Senator Di Natale said

& # 39; How many more young people have to pay with their lives before we perform a pill test, which we know saves lives? & # 39; Senator Di Natale said

A number of politicians, including Greens leader Richard Di Natale, joined the campaign for a harm minimization approach.

Testing pills means that users anonymously submit samples for forensic analysis and feedback on the purity and composition of their medicines so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to take these medicines.

& # 39; How many more young people have to pay with their lives before we perform a pill test, which we know saves lives? & # 39; Senator Di Natale said.

Independent member of parliament Kerryn Phelps, who is a general practitioner and former president of the Australian Medical Association, also appealed to the crowd to promote policy change – one day after a prominent group of doctors came out to support tests for testing pills.

Alex Ross-King (photo) died of a suspected overdose at FOMO festival in Parramatta

Alex Ross-King (photo) died of a suspected overdose at FOMO festival in Parramatta

Alex Ross-King (photo) died of a suspected overdose at FOMO festival in Parramatta

Joshua Tam (pictured right) died after attending the Lost Paradise music festival on the central coast of NSW

Joshua Tam (pictured right) died after attending the Lost Paradise music festival on the central coast of NSW

Diana Nguyen (photo) died of a suspected overdose after attending the Defqon.1 music festival in NSW

Diana Nguyen (photo) died of a suspected overdose after attending the Defqon.1 music festival in NSW

Joshua Tam (photo left) died after attending the Lost Paradise music festival on the NSW central coast. Diana Nguyen (pictured right) died of a suspected overdose after attending the Defqon.1 music festival in NSW

Callum Brosnan (photo) died after he was in & # 39; emergency & # 39; was found during the Knockout Games of Destiny festival in December

Callum Brosnan (photo) died after he was in & # 39; emergency & # 39; was found during the Knockout Games of Destiny festival in December

Joseph Pham (photo) died of a suspected overdose after having danced at the Defqon.1 music festival in September last year

Joseph Pham (photo) died of a suspected overdose after having danced at the Defqon.1 music festival in September last year

Callum Brosnan (pictured left) and Joseph Pham (pictured right) both died after presumed drug overdose at festivals at the end of last year

The RACP, representing more than 17,000 doctors and paediatricians, sent an open letter to Mrs. Berejiklian and her counterparts urging them to take the lead of the Australian Capital Territory.

Ideally, we would all want young people and the general public not to use illegal drugs, but the reality is that they do so in large numbers and that the moral message of not taking medication does not go through, & # 39; Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said on Friday.

They now join the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, who also urge governments to carry out pill tests.

Independent MP Kerryn Phelps, who is a GP and former chairman of the Australian Medical Association, also appealed to the crowd to promote policy change - one day after a prominent group of physicians came out to support pill test trials

Independent MP Kerryn Phelps, who is a GP and former chairman of the Australian Medical Association, also appealed to the crowd to promote policy change - one day after a prominent group of physicians came out to support pill test trials

Independent MP Kerryn Phelps, who is a GP and former chairman of the Australian Medical Association, also appealed to the crowd to promote policy change – one day after a prominent group of physicians came out to support pill test trials

The RACP, representing more than 17,000 doctors and paediatricians, sent an open letter to Mrs. Berejiklian and her counterparts urging them to take charge of the Australian Capital Territory.

The RACP, representing more than 17,000 doctors and paediatricians, sent an open letter to Mrs. Berejiklian and her counterparts urging them to take charge of the Australian Capital Territory.

The RACP, representing more than 17,000 doctors and paediatricians, sent an open letter to Mrs. Berejiklian and her counterparts urging them to take charge of the Australian Capital Territory.

Testing pills means that users anonymously submit samples for forensic analysis and feedback on the purity and composition of their medicines so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to take them with them.

Testing pills means that users anonymously submit samples for forensic analysis and feedback on the purity and composition of their medicines so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to take them with them.

Testing pills means that users anonymously submit samples for forensic analysis and feedback on the purity and composition of their medicines so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to take them with them.

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