Photos: The campaign to free Saeed from Villawood

Since March 22, refugee activists have maintained watch at Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney to stop the deportation of Saeed (not his real name), a 60-year-old Iraqi man.

Below is a photo essay by Zebedee Parkes.

Read more about the campaign here and follow the Facebook page here.

Villawood vigil on March 26.
After hearing Saeed had been transferred to Villawood, refugee activists held a protest outside the detention centre on March 24.
Refugee activists block traffic leaving Villawood detention centre on March 24, believing Saeed might be in one of the vans.
The police arrested several people on March 24.
The vigil to support Saeed outside Villawood detention centre on March 26.
For the last 7 days, Saeed had faced imminent deportation. March 26.
The March 26 vigil to support Saeed outside Villawood detention centre.
A music night and vigil outside Villawood detention centre co-hosted by Love Makes A Way and Mums for Refugees on March 29.
Musical performances on March 29.
Music and vigil night on March 29.
A protest outside the department of immigration on March 31.
Outside Villawood detention centre on March 31.
A discussion outside Villawood detention centre on March 31.
A bird crosses the road in the pouring rain. During nightshift outside Villawood detention centre on April 4.
A national meeting of the free Saeed campaign on April 4.
Sharing a meal outside Villawood detention centre on April 4.
Outside Villawood detention centre on April 4.
Outside Villawood detention centre on April 4.
Outside Villawood detention centre on April 4.
Making ‘Free Saeed’ T-shirts on April 6.
Painting banners on April 6.
Taking part in the Palm Sunday rally for refugees on April 9.
Taking part in the Palm Sunday rally for refugees on April 9.
Taking part in the Palm Sunday rally for refugees on April 9.
Activists chaining themselves to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office as part of a national day of action to free Saeed on April 11.
Police charged four people at the action on April 11.
Jewish supporters having a Seder meal during Passover outside Villawood detention centre on April 13.
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