About 150-200 people took part in an "exercise for refugees" solidarity action outside the Kangaroo Point detention facility. It was the seventh week of Friday afternoon actions and the biggest yet, reports Alex Bainbridge.
Kangaroo Point detainees
Weekly solidarity actions to support refugees detained at a Brisbane detention facility are becoming an important flashpoint in the campaign, reports Alex Bainbridge.
More than 1183 doctors and medical professionals have called on the federal government to release asylum seekers and refugees from detention facilities to protect them from COVID-19 infection. The letter was initiated by Dr David Isaacs.
Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign. The sign read: "COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees".
Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign which read: 'COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees'. Here is her account of the events.
More than 300 people attended an online meeting on May 4 to discuss how to free detained refugees and defend the right to protest, reports Chris Slee.
More than 100 refugees are detained in the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel in Brisbane after being brought to Australia from Manus or Nauru for medical reasons.