Support grows for refugees detained at Kangaroo Point
Between 150-200 people (maybe more) took part in an "exercise for refugees" solidarity action on May 29 in Brisbane, outside the Kangaroo Point detention facility. It was the seventh week of the Friday afternoon actions, and the biggest yet.
The refugees had made a huge new banner which read: "Where is Justice". Many have been in detention for seven years.
One wore a T-shirt with the words "I can't breathe", while carrying a sign saying "Black Lives Matter" in solidarity with the movement in the United States. The action concluded with a candle light vigil and the important message: "We'll be Back".
Home affairs minister Peter Dutton could allow these people out of detention with the stroke of a pen. This injustice has to end.
More photos can be found on the Green Left Facebook page.
Solidarity action with refugees detained at Kangaroo Point May 29.
I can't breath: Black Lives Matter. Free the refugees.
Where is justice? Banner at Kangaroo Point
Refugees deserve kindness
Solidarity with refugees May 29
When corruption comes around, protection goes away
The action ended with a candlelight vigil involing up to 200 people
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