Refugee Week Melbourne Vigil

Refugee Week Melbourne Vigil

The Park Hotel Melbourne
701 Swanston St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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June 26, 2021 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Sam Loffman

Join us on the 26th of June in uniting to shed a light on the Australian government's cruel treatment of refugees both onshore and offshore that continues to remain at the forefront of Australia’s prominent human rights issues.

A vigil will be held at 6pm in a show of solidarity and support for the 36 remaining Park Hotel refugees here in Melbourne, who have been held for years in an alternative place of detention with no certainty about their release dates. Across Australia, almost 250 people are still offshore; 140 remain detained and over 1000 live apprehensively within the community. 8 years is too long; 13 lives lost is too many and $10 billion spent is too much, it is time to demand #GameOver.

The global stage waits eagerly for the Australian government's end to the mistreatment of those seeking asylum in Australia. Refugee Week is our moment to speak out. Let’s put an end to injustice

Will you come?