Melbourne’s CBD will be flooded with protestors on Tuesday when an expected 150,000-strong crowd will march through the CBD.

The rally is part of the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) Change the Rules campaign that aims to lift the minimum wage to help workers keep up with the rising cost of living.

The march will begin at 10.30am at the Victoria Trades Hall in Carlton. From there it will head down Russell Street to La Trobe Street, along La Trobe Street to Swanston Street, then down Swanston Street to finish at Federation Square at 12.30pm.

The earlier rally caused tram delays and Victoria Police closed some city streets.

Organisers of the march – which will coincide with a Sydney equivalent and others across the country – are basing their 150,000 turn out estimate on a similar march in May that saw tens of thousands protest through Melbourne’s CBD.

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