Community Rally: Brisbane Says Welcome
Updated: Jun 28, 2020
When: Sunday 28 June from 12 - 3 pm
Where: Raymond Park, Baines Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169, Australia
120 men - artists, poets and musicians - all indefinitely and unjustly detained.
Join us as we showcase their art, poetry and music. Come and celebrate the individuality, creativity, and humanity of the innocent men who've been locked up for so long.
We acknowledge these actions take place on the stolen lands of the Jagera, Turrbal, Yuggera and Ugarapul people, whose sovereignty was never ceded.
Midday: Gather peacefully in the big park behind the Pineapple Hotel
1 pm: Food & music
After: Visit the #KP120 outside their illegal prison
Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have mobilised to support 120 men detained in the Kangaroo Point Hotel and to demand that the Australian Government secure their release. Thousands have gathered in solidarity in Brisbane, Melbourne, and around the country, to call for an end to indefinite mandatory detention of refugees and asylum seekers.
The traditional custodians of the land say welcome.
The community says welcome.
The only thing in the way are those walls.
From midday on Sunday 28 June, let's gather peacefully to support the KP120
Hear some great music
Chow down at the free barbecue
Listen to passionate speakers
March to the detention centre to visit the men held inside
Hear their stories broadcast over speakers
Observe seven minutes of silence representing the seven years these innocent men have been locked up.
This is a lawful gathering of people under the peaceful assembly act.
There will be marshals on the ground ensuring hygiene, social distancing, and answering questions.
We’ve been blockading this prison against forced transfers to higher security hell for over two weeks now. We’re willing to do what it takes. And we’re not going anywhere.
Learn more at The Blockade: a Rundown
Chip in to support the 24/7 Kangaroo Point Blockade
Read the Fact Sheet about the detention of the men at Kangaroo Point
We also extend our support and solidarity to the men held in the Mantra Hotel in Melbourne & in other locations around the country.
The Refugee Action Collective calls on the Australian Government to cease the human rights abuses of innocent people being held in indefinite detention across Australia. We demand they be immediately released into the community and given permanent protection.
Event hosted by
Refugee Action Collective - Qld @racqld Refugee Solidarity Brisbane / Meanjin @RSMeanjin
Socialist Alternative Brisbane @SocAltBrisbane
Jonathan Sri - Councillor for The Gabba @jonathan_sri
Why not tag us on social media, share messages of support for the detained men, like and share posts from refugee activists groups, and talk to your friends & family about petitioning politicians and campaigning for refugee & asylum seeker rights.
#FreeTheKP120 #EndMandatoryDetention #FreeTheRefugees
#MITA #BITA #Mantra #GameOver #SetThemFree #HumanRights