Thousands of people are expected to gather in cities and towns throughout Australia for the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice on 25 March.
Representatives from myriad Catholic groups, including schools, parishes, religious, social justice organisations and St Vincent de Paul will attend the rallies which are organised to demand justice and compassion for refugees and asylum seekers.
St Vincent de Paul has made its concerns about refugees widely known, saying the society is deeply troubled by ongoing injustices experienced by those seeking asylum in Australia.
“After nearly five years of fear, violence and limbo, up to 1800 people, including 150 children, are still languishing in desperate conditions across Manus and Nauru. For asylum seekers living in the Australian community, life continues to be tough as people are denied access to essential services and long-term security.”
Rallies will be held in every capital city.
Adelaide: Victoria Square to Parliament House, 2-3.30pm.
Brisbane: King George Square, 1-3pm.
Darwin: Esplanade Park, Darwin City, 5pm.
Hobart: Parliament House lawns, Salamanca, 2-3pm.
Melbourne: State Library, Swanston St, 2-5pm.
Perth: St George’s Cathedral Perth, 1-3pm.
Sydney: Belmore Park, Hay Street, Haymarket, 2-4pm.
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