Earlier today, we were peacefully demonstrating at #BoxingDayTest, MCG to raise awareness about indefinite arbitrary detention of refugees by Australia and to support RISE's eX-detainees' campaign #SanctionAustralia. Victoria Police detained and banned us for 'disturbing peace'.
They took our IDs, and issued a ban to all of us.We question their motives for disrupted our snap action when we support eX-detainees' call for the complete shutdown of all detention centres run by Australia. #BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylumseekers #NY2019 #Chrismas2018
What made us 'disrupt the peace' when they are the ones disruptive to our peaceful demonstration in solidarity with refugees who are survivors of the abuses they face in Australian-run detention centre.

#BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylum #NY2019 #Christmas2018
This action of Victoria Police against us as refugee supporters cannot be compared or equate to the brutal treatment refugees who have been having to endure for over 26 years inside Australian-run detention centres. #BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylum #NY2019 #Christmas2018
Whilst @DanielAndrewsMP continue to promote his image as a refugee supporter, his staff @ Vic Police detained & banned refugee supporters for supporting RISE eX-detainees' campaign calling to #SanctionAustralia for their human rights abuse of refugees
#BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS
Again, this is very minimal compared to the abuses refugees and eX-detainees has been having to deal with from @DanielAndrewsMP's staff, Victoria Police, as @riserefugee has been addressing many times. #BoxingDayTest #INDvAUS #refugees #asylum #NY2019 #Christmas2018
@DanielAndrewsMP's Victorian Police officers knew clearly at the time when they harassed us that the #SanctionAustralia campaign is about refugee rights, yet they banned us for peacefully show support for refugees' self-determination. So which sides are they on? #BoxingDayTest
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