Newtown firies demonstrate international solidarity

Newtown fire fighter Sam with members of the Iranian community outside the fire station on Australia Street. Photo: Peter Boyle
Monday, January 23, 2017

Newtown firefighters have once again set a fine example of international people-to-people solidarity by posting "Peace be with them" in Farsi on their noticeboard.

They are showing solidarity with 20 or more firefighters in Tehran, Iran, who sacrificed their lives fighting a fire in the 17-story Plasco building on January 20. The high rise was built in the early 1960s and was the tallest building at the time of its construction.

I came across members of the Iranian community who had come to thank Newtown firefighters for their solidarity.

As a new dangerous period opens under the newly inaugurated Donald Trump presidency in the US, every act of people-to-people solidarity becomes very important.

Drop in to the fire station at 214-216 Australia Steet, Newtown and express your appreciation of their fine example.

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