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Pressure Mounts Over Baden-Clay Conviction

Pressure is mounting on the Queensland government to take action over the downgraded conviction of wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay.

Thousands of protesters wearing yellow defiantly staged a rally in Brisbane's CBD on Friday calling for the murder charge to be reinstated.

Baden-Clay, who was last year sentenced to life in prison for murdering Allison, had his conviction dropped to manslaughter in a shock appeal ruling earlier this month, sparking an outpouring of community anger.

As many openly sobbed in the crowd, Allison's close friend Nicole Morrison said it was not only those who knew Allison who were hurt by what she says is the court's unjust ruling.

"Allison, today all of this is for you," she said.

"May you look down on this beautiful sea of yellow and feel the love and support of every person who is standing here today in your honour."

Today Show host Lisa Wilkinson, murdered schoolboy Daniel Morcombe's father Bruce and Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus also spoke at the rally.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier this week said the government was waiting for advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide whether or not to appeal.

Baden-Clay, who was sentenced to life in jail for murder last year, will be re-sentenced on his downgraded manslaughter charge next year.

AAP

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