The media watched on as a congregating crowd shared pizza and engaged in a game of cricket, as a parody of John Howard's bowling attempts in mid 2005 in a game with troops deployed overseas. A couple of people arrived suited up in black after messages had been circulating asking people to attend the counter-party in formal attire.
Police cordoned off a path leading up as guests arrived at which point most people left. One police officer was targeted and heckled by protestors and the media as he was not wearing identification after being involved in man-handling one middle-aged man away from the scene.
No injuries occurred and no arrests were made.