Monday, February 24, 2014

#LightTheDark vigil for refugees

Over 500 people gathered in Stirling Gardens in Perth on February 23 as part of a series of around 750 nationally coordinated vigils organised by GetUp to protest the government's refugee policy. A further 300 had protested in Perth two days before at a rally called by the Refugee Rights Action Network. A concurrent rally in Fremantle attracted 100 people.

"The consequences of the inhumane policies by successive Coalition and Labor governments to make life as unbearable as possible for asylum seekers are unfolding on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island," writes Jay Fletcher in Green Left Weekly. Read more here.