Palm Sunday rally success

| March 7, 2014 | Reply

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.

You can watch video reports from the Sydney rally here, from Canberra here.

See more photos from the Sydney rally here (from photographer Jaroslaw L Gasiorek) and from Melbourne rally here. Photos at right by Jaroslaw L Gasiorek and Andrew Kalpage.

View more photos and video on the Facebook event here

Speakers included:
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)

DONATE: Make a direct deposit or send a cheque to Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition, PO Box K941, Haymarket NSW 1240. BSB: 082-024 Account Number: 56 140 1082

Category: Past actions

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