Date(s) - 15/10/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hyde Park South
Saturday October 15, 2017
Manus and Nauru aren’t safe
Bring them here
March to Welcome Wall, Darling Harbour
Invite your friends to the Facebook event here www.facebook.com/events/117977995510014
Download a poster to stick up at work or near where you live here
The situation on Manus is again reaching crisis point, as the situation there and on Nauru grows more desperate. Join the big march for refugees to build the pressure to #BringThemHere.
We want contingents of cyclists, skaters, rollerbladers, schools, unions and musical groups to join us for a march through the city. We will have just two short speeches before we set off to walk, ride, roll.
Pressure on the refugees on Manus to leave the detention centre is growing daily, as Immigration bulldozes compounds, cut back activities and shuts off power and water. But it is not safe for refugees outside in the community on Manus Island. In late June a refugee was attacked with a machete and robbed, almost losing his arm.
No one will be resettled in the US until October at the earliest, with the US quota for the year already full. In November it will be a year since the deal was announced. The delay puts more and more question marks over the deal and only adds to the torment for the refugees. Even if it goes ahead, hundreds will be left behind on Manus and Nauru at a minimum.
A majority of people already want the refugees brought off these prison islands and resettled. Join us to demand the government #BringThemHere now.