About 3000 people turned out in appalling weather in Sydney to demand an end to the horror the Abbott government is inflicting on asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island, and call for an end to refugee detention. View photos and video here.
See media reports on the rally here and here and here.
There were rallies around the country that drew 8000 people in Melbourne, 2000 in Canberra and hundreds more in Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.
View more photos and video on the Facebook event here
Phil Glendenning (Refugee Council of Australia, Edmund Rice Centre)
Firas Naji (Arab Council Australia)
Muhammed Kamal Hussein (Hazara refugee)
Sally McManus (Australian Services Union NSW/ACT Branch)
Sr Susan Connelly (Sisters of St Joseph)
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Category: Past actions