Protesting Baxter

Every Easter, refugee activists converge on Baxter Detention Centre in South Australia to protest the Howard government’s asylum seeker policy. Some violence has been reported, but this is a distraction from the main game. This photograph graphically displays the reality. Full information about the reasons, actions and motives of the activists is well worth reading. With media access banned from inside the detention centres, remember that the vast majority of Australians, as the government desires, does not see or humanise the refugees. Highlighting the outrage of incarcerating innocent people for often years on end is essential.
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