Protesters Crash Turnbull Speech With “FFS Close The Bloody Camps” Signs

A plucky protester has managed to crash the stage at a speech Malcolm Turnbull was giving and give him a few short, sharp words about Australia‘s refugee policy.

Protesters from Whistleblowers Activists Citizens Alliance interrupted an economic address Turnbull was giving in Melbourne, with one particularly determined woman managing to make her way onto the stage.
The protestor held up a sign reading “FFS close the bloody camps” and, appropriately, shouted “For fuck’s sake Malcom, close the fucking camps!” at a Turnbull that somehow managed to look smug and uncomfortable at the same time.
A spokesperson for the WACA says the aim was to shame Malcolm for Australia’s bullshit treatment of refugees:
“We have known for years that we are torturing, abusing and indefinitely detaining people on Manus Island and Nauru. It’s time for the Government to acknowledge that their policy and successive government policy, including the Labor Party‘s policy, has failed.

“It has resulted in us torturing more than 1,000 people who have been left to rot on Manus and Nauru. I think Malcolm Turnbull heard us loud and clear.”
You can watch a clip of the stagecrasher right here, but, in the meantime, here’s a video of one of the protesters at the back of the room being promptly escorted out by the AFP:
The protest turned out to be shockingly prescient, taking place just hours before the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea announced that the Australian and PNG governments have agreed to close Manus Island, following on from a PNG Supreme Court ruling earlier in the year that the centre was unconstitutional.
Source and photo: ABC.