Around 300 people took to the streets to condemn the re-opening of Nauru and the Pacific Solution. The rally heard from speakers including Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, the Uniting Church’s Ian Pearson, Labor for Refugees Convenor Shane Prince, Muslim community activist Rebecca Kaye and RAC’s Ian Rintoul. Asylum seekers on Nauru staged their own protest to coincide with the action, and a protest statement from the detainees was read to the rally (read it here).
ABC TV news ran footage from the rally and interview two of the speakers, watch the report here
We will also be adding further video footage from the rally shortly