Protesters to dam Brisbane streets in peak hour over refugee detention


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

Organisers say the march, set to begin outdoors Queensland Parliament at 7.45am and transfer down George Avenue to the Residence Affairs Division workplace on Adelaide Avenue, is predicted 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 calmly however was proportionate to the “hurt our authorities is inflicting folks in indefinite detention”.

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