Divest from Detention activists disrupt conference
Activists gained access to the main stage where they played audio recordings of protesters on Nauru and held banners.
The Divest from Detention network disrupted the Australian Council of Super Investors (ACSI) annual conference in Melbourne on May 10.
Activists gained access to the main stage where they played audio recordings of protesters on Nauru and held banners reading “Close the camps” and “Mandatory detention can't be risk managed”.
Spokesperson for the network Liz Patterson said: “ACSI already recommends divestment from unethical businesses like tobacco. They must extend this to detention.
"These camps can't be made more ethical: they have to be shut down completely. People inside and outside detention will continue to protest until the camps close for good.”
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