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#7YearsTooLong – Hamilton RAR – Vigil
July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton RAR is holding a vigil outside Dan Tehan’s office on Friday 17 July to commemorate #7YearsTooLong – the anniversary of the date in 2013 when offshore processing became mandatory. Seven years later refugees and people seeking asylum are still languishing in detention off-shore and on-shore with no hope of an end to their imprisonment without any offense.
Six HARAR members will stand outside Dan Tehan’s office with social distancing in place. Each person will have a placard. The bell at the Catholic and Anglican churches will ring 7 times (or equivalent, for the 7 years of offshore detention in Manus and Nauru) – at 11 am and again at noon. They will deliver a letter to his office. Others are welcome to attend (maintaining social distance).