Protesters to dam Brisbane streets in peak hour over refugee detention


Commuters are being warned to anticipate “main disruption” to peak-hour visitors in Brisbane’s CBD on Tuesday morning as protesters collect in opposition to the federal authorities’s deliberate reopening of its Christmas Island detention centre.

Organisers say the march, set to begin exterior Queensland Parliament at 7.45am and transfer down George Road to the Dwelling Affairs Division workplace on Adelaide Road, is anticipated to take an hour.

Greens councillor for the Gabba Jonathan Sri, who has organised the occasion with the Refugee Motion Collective Queensland, stated the choice to dam roads was not made flippantly however was proportionate to the “hurt our authorities is inflicting individuals in indefinite detention”.

“We’re blocking CBD peak-hour visitors to ship a really clear message to the federal authorities that we do not assist sending weak individuals to Christmas Island, and imagine that every one refugees must be launched into the group,” he wrote on Fb.