Join GetUp tomorrow for a peaceful demonstration. SOS Manus
12pm First Fleet Park George St, The Rocks (by Museum of Contemporary Art) Sydney
Grandmothers - Wear your purple t shirts, bring a Gadrc banner if you have one. Meet at Wharf 6 Circular Quay at 11.45am. Coordinator for Grandmothers: Leonore
Join us in a mass, peaceful demonstration in your community to tell the truth about Manus. Picture the men of Manus sitting in solidarity, arms clasped in the air in peaceful protest ... as the blows from batons fall, and Dutton's injustice rains down once more.
These peaceful men have just been violently forced to yet another place of dilapidated detention — surrounded by authorities who have beaten them, and locals forced to accommodate them. While Peter Dutton is abdicating any responsibility, and spreading his denials and lies.
So we must bring the brave demonstration of these men here, for all to witness. This time not just with footage, but with our own selves — reflecting their humanity through our own.
Richard Flanagan "The shame of this time will outlive us all. Our children and grandchildren will have to remake the broken trusts, the sacred freedoms....."