Second protest hits Australia... |

jamuna news desk: Protesters campaigning against the Australi...

Second protest hits Australias parliament
Published : Thursday, 1 December, 2016 at 10:58 AM,  Read :  46  times.
Second protest hits Australias parliamentjamuna news desk: Protesters campaigning against the Australian government's treatment of asylum seekers have breached parliament security for a second day.

Two protesters abseiled down Parliament House in Canberra, unfurling a banner saying "close the bloody camps now".

Australia sends asylum seekers who arrive by boat to offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

The government believes the policy prevents deaths at sea, but critics argue it is inhumane.

On Thursday, 13 more demonstrators held placards in a pond they dyed red to symbolise blood.

Last month, the Australian government rejected a human rights report comparing its asylum seeker camp on Nauru to an open-air prison.

� PreviousNext �