Monday, October 15, 2012

Rally against offshore processing

80 people rallied in Perth on October 14 to protest against the Gillard government's recent move to reopen inhumane detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island. This represents some of the worst aspects of the previous Howard government refugee policy.

Rally speakers included Marianne Mackay (from the Nyoongar Tent Embassy), Victoria Martin-Iverson (from Refugee Rights Action Network) and Jonathan Hallet (from the Greens).

The rally was followed by a vibrant march through the city.