5K Melburnians stopped traffic to protest detention of refugee kids last night

5K Melburnians stopped traffic to protest detention of refugee kids last night

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Safe to say Melbourne has got protesting down pat, the Melbourne’s Climate Change walk of 2015 was the biggest in the world, and protests centred around refugees are always the biggest in the nation. Last night was no different.

In Melbourne’s CBD last night a sizeable rally was held in protest of the deportation of children who are currently in Australia, to Nauru.

According to The Guardian, around 5000 people attended the protest, impassioned towards the injustice of the treatment of children in Nauru.

Protestors also staged a sit-in outside the Liberal Party headquarters, stopping traffic.

Here are some of the protests across social media:

How is possible that my government needs to be reminded of the Rights of the Child? #LetThemStay https://t.co/523CDx4xfx

— rosalie (@theloveofwords) February 4, 2016

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Via Pedestrian / The Guardian