On April 11, in response to a rally by the far-right Australian Protectionist Party (APP) in opposition to refugee rights organised that day outside Villawood Detention Centre, activists held a protest in solidarity with the imprisoned asylum seekers and against racism .
We're going to walk onto the Story Bridge, sit down in the middle of the road and refuse to move until our perfectly reasonable demand is met:
FREE MOVEMENT: Let the KP120 outside the compound for free movement at their discretion—to exercise, walk and connect with the community.
Their detention is administrative (while their claims are "processed")—it's not meant to be punitive.
Forum with speakers including:
* Peter Arndt (Executive Officer at Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane)
* Benedict Coyne (Barrister-at-Law (Former National President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights)
* Refugee voices
Solidarity action with refugees detained at the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel detention centre. The action will involve power walking, jogging or riding a bike (with at least five metres between us) past the hotel and around the block for 45 minutes. The detainees will be holding their own silent peaceful protest out on their balconies.