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Protesters to Australia Gov’t over Asylum Seekers’ Relocation: #LetThemStay

HeadlineFeb 12, 2016

In Australia, two women hung from a bridge and unfurled a giant banner over a Melbourne freeway reading “Let Them Stay,” as a protest against the government’s plans to relocate 267 asylum seekers from Australia to detention camps on Nauru. The group of asylum seekers who may be relocated include 37 babies who were born in Australia, as well as 54 children, the majority of whom are now attending Australian schools. On Thursday, Katherine Woskett spoke out before she lowered herself down from the Yarra Bend Bridge over the Eastern Freeway.

Katherine Woskett: “We encourage other Australians to take direct action to stand up for those who can’t. The government needs to let them stay.”

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