Rallies to reclaim the night


Wollongong activists before their large Reclaim the Night rally on October 29.

Two hundred people rallied in Melbourne on October 24 as part of the annual Reclaim the Night march to stop violence against women.

Rally speakers spoke in support of the Somali refugee woman known as Abyan and other women who have been sexually assaulted while imprisoned in Nauru detention centre.

They called for an end to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers. Other speakers demanded an end to transphobia and spoke in support of sex and gender diversity.

Rallies were also held in Wollongong on October 29, Canberra, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney on October 30 and Geelong on October 31.

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