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Photos of Asylum Seeker Policy Protest in Woden

By Barcham - 29 July 2013 123

Good people.

A collection of people who believe in human rights went for a walk to let Australia know about how they felt about its lack of concern for human rights.

Anna Boydell was kind enough to send us some shot of the event, check them out in the slideshow below.

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123 Responses to
Photos of Asylum Seeker Policy Protest in Woden
bundah 6:26 pm 29 Jul 13

It may come as a surprise to some but there are those who agree that it’s appropriate to ‘stop the boats’ who are actually not bigoted.

MissAppropriation 6:24 pm 29 Jul 13

DrKoresh said “Why was the rally held in Woden, does anyone know? Wouldn’t Civic, or even Capital Hill, have been a better idea?”

It was held in Woden as the ALP where holding a meeting inside the Woden Southern Cross Club while the Rally was being held outside. It was an attempt to send a message to the ALP that their racist policy on Asylum Seekers is not acceptable nor wanted by the Australian Public.

dph 6:19 pm 29 Jul 13

I wish we could stop the bogans from having opinions on such matters where human decency & using common sense are needed.

54-11 6:07 pm 29 Jul 13

I agree with many of their sentiments (except the “no borders” part), but they have destroyed their message with the totally unnecessary graffiti.

The photo of Simon Sheikh standing in front of the graffiti reminds me of Tony Abbott, Bronwyn Bishop and Sophie Mirabella standing in front of the “Ditch the Witch” placards. Guys, you will be judged by the company you keep and these photos will remain as evidence of your poor judgement.

Jethro 6:01 pm 29 Jul 13

Ben_Dover said :

harvyk1 said :

Sigh, ready for another 50 posts from bigots…..

Sigh… is everyone with a differing view to yours a “bigot” then?

In the case of the ‘stop the boats’ mob, I think it’s fair to say a very large percentage of people are bigots.

A case in point is the response in the comments section of an article by Malcolm Fraser in today’s Fairfax publications.

After Fraser laid out a humane and legal way we could deal with asylum seekers in the region and stop the boats coming, the ‘stop the boats’ crowd had little more to say other than, “yeah, but they’re Muslims and we don’t want more Muslims coming here.”

At the heart of this issue is the type of people who are coming on boats. You only have to look at the number of times the specter of the evil Muslim was raised on the other thread on this topic on R.A. to see evidence of that.

As Fraser asked in another article a couple of weeks back, how would people respond if we had a boatload of white Zimbabwean farmers turn up on our doorstep seeking asylum?

If you suspect the answer is that we’d probably respond differently, then you know that one of the primary drivers of the increased race to the bottom in our treatment of asylum seekers is, indeed, bigotry.

Ben_Dover 5:47 pm 29 Jul 13

harvyk1 said :

Sigh, ready for another 50 posts from bigots…..

Sigh… is everyone with a differing view to yours a “bigot” then?

curmudgery 5:41 pm 29 Jul 13

A Human Rights protest? Ha! This is just Emote-A-Crowd. Even the placards are generic.

If these individuals were serious about human rights abuses then, surely, they’d be protesting outside the embassies of the countries from which people seek refuge and asylum.

Lasting remedies are applied to the source – all others are merely band-aids.

harvyk1 5:18 pm 29 Jul 13

Sigh, ready for another 50 posts from bigots… If anyone is interested I posted up some cited facts under http://the-riotact.com/the-imagery-of-asylum-seeker-politics/110419/comment-page-4#comments post 116…

Ben_Dover 5:11 pm 29 Jul 13

DrKoresh said :

Where does it say anything about “no borders”? I think most people protesting understand the need for borders and border protection, they just don’t see how that equates to locking up people like animals and completely failing to uphold our obligations in accepting and resettling refugees.

And what’s this graffiti everyone is crapping on about? What does it have to do with the rally? I agree with Barchy, it only serves as fodder for people who want to muck-rake against a worthy cause.

Why was the rally held in Woden, does anyone know? Wouldn’t Civic, or even Capital Hill, have been a better idea?

<a href=https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/cGwjw1R4TjdyXHMr9KhChqUFuNSzeiX9SK55MMZn9ZE=w328-h218-p-no. My arm gets tired from all this spoonfeeding…

Ben_Dover 5:09 pm 29 Jul 13

Dumb as a bag of bricks. Vandalism and a cry for “no borders…”

DrKoresh 4:46 pm 29 Jul 13

Baggy said :

“A collection of people who believe in human rights went for a walk to let Australia know about how they felt about its lack of concern for human rights.”…. whilst some of the group adequately demonstrated to the rest of us that they have no respect for the rule of law in spraying graffiti over public property (even if I think it is an improvement to the ‘artwork’).

Honestly, “no borders”? Do you nutjobs even think about the practical consequences of your policy positions? Hrm, sounds like young Greens candidates in the making.

Where does it say anything about “no borders”? I think most people protesting understand the need for borders and border protection, they just don’t see how that equates to locking up people like animals and completely failing to uphold our obligations in accepting and resettling refugees.

And what’s this graffiti everyone is crapping on about? What does it have to do with the rally? I agree with Barchy, it only serves as fodder for people who want to muck-rake against a worthy cause.

Why was the rally held in Woden, does anyone know? Wouldn’t Civic, or even Capital Hill, have been a better idea?

Barcham 4:09 pm 29 Jul 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

And graffiti will give these people a “voice” or some kind of credibility? Yeah right. That is not the way to go about this in a democratic society. Leave the vandalism back where you came from.

This is why it upsets me when people with good intentions do dumb things.

People will use the fact you’ve done this one stupid to disregard your entire opinion, even when it in no way relates to the issues at hand.

Also… “Leave the vandalism back where you came from.” What?

Baggy 4:04 pm 29 Jul 13

“A collection of people who believe in human rights went for a walk to let Australia know about how they felt about its lack of concern for human rights.”…. whilst some of the group adequately demonstrated to the rest of us that they have no respect for the rule of law in spraying graffiti over public property (even if I think it is an improvement to the ‘artwork’).

Honestly, “no borders”? Do you nutjobs even think about the practical consequences of your policy positions? Hrm, sounds like young Greens candidates in the making.

wildturkeycanoe 4:02 pm 29 Jul 13

And graffiti will give these people a “voice” or some kind of credibility? Yeah right. That is not the way to go about this in a democratic society. Leave the vandalism back where you came from.

bundah 3:58 pm 29 Jul 13

To the gent on the left I would suggest perhaps if he obtained the whole card instead of just a piece of it he could be able to articulate his message..

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