5:30pm 17 Nov | Friday Rally for Manus: End the Siege – Bring Them Here

When: 5:30pm 17 November

Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

state library

Facebook event here

update: the siege has been ended by force, but nothing has been settled

 to keep up the momentum  RAC will have a “paint the town refugee” event on Fri Dec 8


& then our Human Rights Day rally on Dec 10

human rights day rally

End the Siege -Bring Them Here

Friday from 5.30pm, State Library
Followed by march and street sit in

speakers tba

Dear refugee supporters;
Given the continuing crisis situation for refugees on Manus Island, Refugee Action Collective will be holding a weekly rally every Friday night as long as the siege continues, starting at the State Library, followed by a street sit in.

The Coalition goverment has refused to guarentee the saftey of refugees forced to Lorengau, and they are lying that the locations in Lornegau will provide sufficient food or health services.

Refugees have already been subject to numerous and ongoing robberies, bashings, and violent attacks in Lorengau, including with machetes and bush knives that have cut to the bone. Small numbers of refugees who have previously been forced to Lorengau have gone hungry without sufficient food or other necessities. Two have now walked the 30km back to the main camp. There will only be one GP clinic in business hours miles from two of the Lorengau locations (which are also still being constructed). Refugees will not able to get needed on-going medications or care at Lornegua., resulting in an extreme exacerbation of the existing mental health crisis.

Turnbull’s rejection of the NZ offer to resettle 150 people is yet a further indication that the US deal is just a fig leaf. Offshore processing is inherently cruel and unstable. The only real way to solve the crisis and provide long term solution for all on Manus and Nauru is to Bring Them Here.

Updates today 06/11/17 form Behrouz Boochani‏
“People still refusing to leave the prison camp. Saying we don’t want to live in prison any more. You can’t defeat us by denying food & water

Navy personnel controlling around prison camp. They’re preventing boats from coming in. They’ve already been ordered to stop food arriving”

Rally Chants:
Peter Dutton stop the lies, You don’t care if people die

Peter Dutton, Stop the Violence,
Labor Party End the Silence,

call Chris Breen 0403 013 183 for more info