On Friday night, I was so upset and offended at the actions of our government with respect to the offshore detention and ongoing abuse of our boat people refugees, that I attended a protest rally in Brisbane’s King George Square where around 1,000 people gathered to hear several speakers.
Guest speakers even included a representative from the local Aboriginal council, who spoke of the atrocities being carried out on Manus Island and the need to end offshore detention and bring them all to the Australian mainland for processing.
The rally then proceeded on a protest march around the Brisbane CBD.
For the real story on what happened last week on Manus Island, read the account at http://rran.org/
The Refugee Action Collective which organised this action has asked us to try to get together and rally a larger group of people to protest, for this coming Friday evening, 28 Feb at 5.30pm which will be held once again at King George Square in front of Brisbane’s City Hall.
Please see http://www.rac-qld.org/updates or further advice on other venues where actions are to be taken and how to protest the current unacceptable situation.
Colin Westwood, Brisbane