For others, anger lingered over the wall that protected Flemington Racecourse from recent flooding, while #NupToTheCup trended on Twitter
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Activists dumped 1,000 litres of an oily substance on the track at Flemington Racecourse during an illegal break-in on Tuesday morning, but the action failed to stop the Melbourne Cup. Nevertheless, it was a sombre start to a day tainted by growing backlash and impassivity towards the “race that stops the nation”.
A media release issued by the alleged perpetrator identified them as a “problem gambler” who has been disaffected by the harms of racing.