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May 19, 2012

World Refugee Day rally 2012

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

Thanks to all those who made it to this year’s World Refugee Day rally on Sunday June 24, marking 20 years since mandatory detention began.

About 500 turned out at Sydney Town hall to hear from speakers including Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Afghan Hazara Abdul Hekmat, the MUA’s Warren Smith, Robin de Crespigny author of The People Smuggler and RAC’s Ian Rintoul. It followed another rally the day before organised by Welcome to Australia.

Watch the SBS world news report on the rally here 

There is a great slideshow of photos on Flickr here

Or see some Youtube footage from the rally by clicking “Read more”

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Rally endorsments included: Labor for Refugees, Chilout, NSW Greens, Refugee Action Coalition, MUA Sydney branch, Friends of the Earth Sydney, National Tertiary Education Union (University of Sydney Branch), NSW Teachers Federation, Bahraini Australian Youth Movement

See the rally poster design here or visit the Facebook event

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