'Refugees are welcome'


SYDNEY - "Open the borders", "Refugees are welcome" and "Close the camps" were just some of the slogans that resounded through the city on September 9. More than 1500 people marched from Town Hall to Prime Minister John Howard's office to protest against the Australian government's treatment of refugees, particularly those aboard the MS Tampa. The protest was organised by a broad range of refugee rights groups.

@photo caption = Photo by Jonathan Strauss.

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