Universal Children’s Day protests call for kids off Nauru

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Teachers walked off schools in Melbourne and Brisbane for refugee rights on Universal Children’s Day, November 20. The protests were supported by the Australian Education Union Victorian Branch and Queensland Teachers Unions.

The protests culminated a week of actions in which people around Australia wore blue to call on the government to evacuate all refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.

The actions have highlighted the serious mental health effects children are suffering in Nauru detention centre.

 

Sydney. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Sydney. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Sydney. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Sydney. Photo: Zebedee Parkes
Melbourne. Photo: Chris Peterson
Melbourne. Photo: Chris Peterson
Melbourne. Photo: Chris Peterson
Ballarat. Photo: Rural Australians for Refugees
Bendigo. Photo: Rural Australians for Refugees
Cape Byron. Photo: Kids Off Nauru
Centenary. Photo: Teachers for Refugees
Queensland. Photo: Neil Frost
Queensland. Photo: Neil Frost