Australians rally for justice, against Rohingya genocide

March 19, 2018

There were multiple protests on March 17 in Sydney as Australia hosted the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2018 Summit. Australia is not a member of ASEAN but its government was keen to cosy up to the leaders of several undemocratic governments.

While the ASEAN leaders gathered within the boundaries of Darling Harebour (declared a protest no go zone) the Summit there were protests elsewhere in the city around human rights in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myammar, Malaysia, Indonesian and the Philippines.

Part of the protests involved over one hundred Rohingya community members from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane protested Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has presided over an ethnic genocide of the Rohingya. Over 90 % of the community has been killed - with an estimated 43,000 people killed in a three month operation in August and September of 2017.

Protesters condemned the Australian governments funding for 2017/2018 of the Myanmar militia.

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