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#I Am Watching
24 October 2017 - 1 November 2017
Australian author Isobelle Carmody is calling on Australians to join her in a daily protest leading up to the closure of the Manus Island Detention Centre at the end of this month.
As of October 31st, the Australian Department of Immigration is cutting off food and water and dismantling fences surrounding the Manus Island Detention Centre, in an attempt to force refugees into the local community that does not want them, or to return to the deadly situations they fled in the first place.
The U.N. has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis due to Australia’s failure to provide appropriate and safe accommodation, basic welfare and support services as the centre closes.
Let us try to turn the eyes of the world onto the activities of the Australian government on Manus Island in the hope that they will release the refugees to New Zealand who have offered them refuge from our brutality. Better still, let us change our policies and bring them to Australia.
WHAT TO DO:
Join Carmody in staging your own peaceful sit-in in a public place using the hashtag #IAmWatching.
Photograph your sit in and share them and stories about the refugees on social media: twitter, this event page or Carmody’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/isobellec
If possible time your sit in or posting to coincide with the #PeacefulProtestsheld on Manus every day at 3pm AEST.
If you can’t sit every day just do it once and keep posting your photo.
If you can’t do a sit in then please help by sharing as many photos of the sit ins as you can, with the Hashtags #IAmWatching #Manus #SOS
Invite everyone you know to take part
Help us to flood the internet with our sit in for the next ten days.
Help us turn the eyes of the world on Manus Island as they close the camp and abandon these refugees our governments have used as pawns in their brutal political games.
HELP US KEEP THEM VISIBLE