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#7YearsTooLong – Cairns
July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us in marking 7 deplorable years (#7YearsTooLong) since the Rudd Government formally returned to ‘offshore processing’ for asylum seekers who came to Australia by boat. Over a thousand people enter their 8th year of detention as most of us emerge from a few months in lockdown. Their lives continue to be a political game.
We are holding this vigil to mark the occasion, to remind ourselves to have empathy and act for those detained, to remind the public this torture is happening in our name, to show our parliamentarians that we are firmly against this policy, and to remind those detained that we are here: that we care: that we are trying, and: that we remember them. Please join us.