MELBOURNE, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Occupy Melbourne protesters on Tuesday announced that they decided not to resume their action on Wednesday, avoiding a disruption to the Queen Elizabeth's visit to the city of Australia.
About 250 members of the anti-capitalist movement on Tuesday met for three hours outside the State Library as a General Assembly to decide on the resume of their protest.
While the Queen will on Wednesday open the new 1.04 billion U.S. dollars Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, the Occupy Melbourne activists said it was not right to disrupt the Queen's appearance.
"People were concerned that protesting would just produce a belligerent front for Occupy Melbourne," protester Jeff Reinten told the crowd in Melbourne.
"It would undermine the process which we are actually in and where consensus building and direct democracy is open to the entire community and all of the people of the world is to contribute to positive change."
Instead, they intended to set up camp indefinitely at Treasury Gardens of Melbourne from Saturday, with one speaker saying they would not be applying for a permit from the Melbourne City Council.
During her visit to the Australia city on Wednesday, the Queen will also visit the National Gallery of Victoria's Ian Potter Center, greeting the public at Federation Square and attending a private reception at the sate Government House.
Almost 100 Occupy Melbourne protesters have been arrested on Friday after clashing with police. More than 20 protesters had minor injuries and one was taken to hospital. Two officers were also injured, while eight police cars were damaged.
Also in Sydney, 40 Occupy Sydney protesters have been arrested in the city center on Sunday morning for breaking council regulations. The protests across Australia's cities have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.