Members of Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees and the Socialist Alliance New England branch held their third weekly picket in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers at a busy intersection in Armidale, New South Wales, on September 22. It followed a successful action on September 15.
Protest organiser Bea Bleile said: “Manus Island and Nauru are not safe for refugees and asylum seekers. We call on the Australian government to bring all refugees and asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia immediately.
“They and all refugees and asylum seekers brought from there earlier for medical reasons must be provided with the support and care all human beings deserve.
“The intention is to be there every week until the Australian government evacuates all refugees and asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru and provides the care and support they deserve here in Australia.”