Thousands of Australians are gathering in rallies today in support of asylum seekers, both facing deportation to offshore detention centres and currently being held in PNG and Nauru under the federal government’s refugee policy.
Walk for Justice for Refugees began at Sydney’s Belmore Park today and with similar rallies taking place throughout the country including Garema Place in Canberra, Melbourne’s State Library, Queens Park in Brisbane as well as Adelaide’s Parliament House.
It comes just a month after a huge rally took place in Melbourne with more than 6,000 people calling for the Australian government to stop the deportation of 267 refugees back to Nauru.
Here are some photos from the walks today:
— Josh Pallas (@joshpallas) March 20, 2016
— People Just Like Us (@PplJustLikeUs) March 20, 2016
— Kristen Pearson (@kayjaypears) March 20, 2016
— Gaye Demanuele (@gayedemanuele) March 20, 2016
— RAC Sydney (@rac_sydney) March 20, 2016
— Julie Macken (@juliemacken) March 20, 2016
— Amnesty Victoria (@Amnesty_VIC) March 20, 2016
— Kirsten Lovejoy (@lovejoykirsten) March 20, 2016
— Jason Ball (@greensjason) March 20, 2016