Community mobilises to demand 20,000+ Afghan refugee visas

A huge rally in the centre of the city demanded justice for Afghan asylum seekers on August 22.

Specifically, it demanded bringing in at least 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan and granting permanent protection to thousands of Afghan refugees who are on temporary visas.

The rally was lively and vibrant and featured young women speakers.

Aboriginal activist Sam Watson Jr welcomed people and highlighted the similarities between the colonial mistreatment of First Nations peoples and the imperialist invasion of Afghanistan. They also highlighted the importance of justice for refugees.

More photos can be found on the .

Similar mobilisations took place in ,  and .

20,000 visas now!
20,000 visas now!
Afghan lives matter
Afghan lives matter
Australia's moral duty: Bring them here
Australia's moral duty: Bring them here
Brisbane says welcome
Brisbane says welcome
Marching with a giant flag
Marching with a giant flag
Justice for Afghanistan
Justice for Afghanistan
We want peace
We want peace
Marching through the city
Marching through the city