Mantra Hotel detainees

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.

More than 120 people took part in a safely distanced protest outside the Mantra Hotel in Preston on May 16 to show solidarity with the 70 detainees inside and to call for their release, report Chloe DS and Chris Slee.

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.

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