Thursday, March 24, 2011

Refugee rights rally in solidarity with Christmas Island detainees

By Sarah Ross, Perth

Around 50 people gathered at Perth, Murray St Mall on Tuesday March 22 to participate in a speak-out called by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) to protest in solidarity with the asylum seekers currently protesting at Christmas Island.

The action was called in response to the deteriorating conditions of the detention centres and the recent use of tear gas and rubber bullets against the Christmas Island protestors.

A variety of activist organisations were present at the speak-out. Members from each took rotational turns at addressing the commuting public - many of whom stopped to listen to the passionate speeches.