Saturday, May 23, 2015

Perth rally to rescue Rohingya refugees

Sixty people protested outside the department of Immigration offices in Perth calling on the federal government to actively rescue and resettle the Rohingyan refugees fleeing Burma.

Sally Thompson from Refugee Rights Action Network said that there are more than 100 Rohingyan refugees in Manus and around 50 on Nauru. She read messages from these refugees who explained the violence that forced them to leave Burma.

Other speakers included Michelle Bui from Students for Refugees and Clare Middlemas from Unionists for Refugees.

A Refugee Welcome Fiesta will be held in Fremantle on June 14 and a protest at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre on June 20.