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Bendigo – Candlelight Vigil – 6 years too long
19 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil: 6 years too long
Friday 19th July from 5pm
Rosalind Park (Cr View St)
Please bring a candle and also a message of hope to place in a bottle
The 19th July marks the sixth year of indefinite detention on Manus Island and Nauru. Nearly 4000 men women and children have been detained on both the islands over the past 6 years and there are approximately 900 men and women remaining. In an effort to draw public attention to the fact and to honour these people RAR, GADRC, Amnesty & Friends & Mentors are uniting to hold a candlelight vigil. This is on our standard monthly rally time so we will start gathering from 5pm.
The vigil will be focused on sending messages of hope to those remaining and to our political leaders that we can see a future where refugees are treated with compassion and respect and hopefully people will be resettled soon.
Every one is welcome. Please share the flyer with friends, neighbours, work colleagues and family.