PHOTOS: #LetThemStay Protest Turnbull and Shorten and the Melbourne Greek Festival


On February 27, hundreds of people rallied in Melbourne to let refugees stay and close the prison camps.

The action was in response to a visit by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten with people chanting "let them stay" at both.

The action was called by Refugee Action Collective and First Nations Liberation.

Heavy handed police assaulted protesters attempting to approach the stage.

The Premier Daniel Andrews has called on Turnbull to let the 267 refugees stay in Australia rather than be sent to Nauru.

The refugee movement is calling for an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

Photos by Ali Bakhtiarvandi