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Media Release: Senator Rhiannon congratulates Opera House refugee protesters

Media Release
Lee Rhiannon 10 Nov 2017

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has given the strongest support to Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance, the group that organised the Opera House banner drop calling for the Manus Island refugees to be evacuated to Australia.

“The WACA Opera House action is an incredibly important protest as it has amplified to the world that the Turnbull government has abandoned refugees on Manus Island,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“The Turnbull government’s abusive treatment of the Manus Island refugees should be investigated as crimes against humanity.

“I congratulate the activists who have used the Opera House for this banner drop.

“This is a most courageous action that alerts the world of the abusive treatment and crimes the Australian government is perpetrating.

“The WACA members who took this stand for refugee rights continue a fine tradition of protests at the Opera House,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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