Over the Easter weekend, refugee rights activists from around Australia will converge on Darwin, Australia’s detention capital, to show solidarity with detained refugees, and demand and end to the inhumane indefinite detention policies.
It promises to be an enormous weekend of activity — we hope to see you at some of the following events:
Friday April 6:
Planning meeting for the weekend’s activities: 8am, Girl Guides Hall, Ross Smith Ave, Parap;
Rally to free the refugees! 12 noon,Parliament House- March through the CBD, then join us for a BBQ and speakers at Christ Church Cathedral. For info or transport (no public transport that day) call 0429 694 083
Saturday April 7:
Protest at NIDC, 10am. Park on the corner of Berrimah Road and Stuart Hwy (ie at Roadhouse or WoW electronics) and walk towards city. NIDC is not far along the highway, at the Berrimah Barracks on the left hand side of the hwy.
Kids out of detention! 1pm, Darwin Airport Lodge. Child and family-focused rally at the DAL, where families and unaccompanied minors are held. Bring balloons. toys, bells and whistles, clown outfits etc.
Rock against Racism, 5pm @ The Rock- Doctor’s Gully
Sunday April 8
Rally at Wickham Point 11am – meet in the carpark/ entrance. Please BYO weather protection, water, snacks. For transport, call Emma: 0488 208 235
Monday April 9
Defend the Homelands! No to Stronger Futures! (organised by Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition) 10am Civic Park (near Darwin City Council)