Sunday the 19th of July 2020 marks seven years to the day since our government introduced the cruel policy of forbidding people from ever settling in Australia if they come by boat instead of by plane. This means thousands of innocent people have been imprisoned in Manus Island and Nauru for seven years, with no way out.
Now, we have the absurdity of sick people brought here for medical treatment, who have instead been locked up in hotels and detention centres or left to rot in so-called community detention. They cannot be sent back, and our government won't release them to live here.
Seven years of prison, and counting - for what?
SEVEN YEARS TOO LONG.
Come along and join a coalition of refugee groups, faith groups, unions and community members as we say enough is enough. This community does not consent to the government locking up innocent people forever in our name.
When: Sunday 19 July 12noon - 3pm AEST Where: 721 Main St, Kangaroo Point Hotel (no longer at Kangaroo Point Park). Details: RACQld Facebook event page
This rally is authorised.
Listen to speeches.
March down and visit our mates inside those walls. This is a peaceful, family-friendly, and lawful gathering of people under the peaceful assembly act. There will be marshals on the ground ensuring hygiene, proper social distancing, and answering any questions.
We acknowledge that we'll be protesting on the stolen lands of the Yuggera and Turrbal peoples, whose sovereignty over these lands was never ceded.
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