Two protesters are currently risking their lives to take a stand against the Turnbull Government‘s plan to relocate some 267 asylum seekers from Australia to our shameful “offshore processing facility” on Nauru.
Named by the Whistleblowers Activist Citizens Alliance (WACA) as Hannah Patchett, 22, and Katherine Woskett, 25, the pair scaled the spire of Arts Centre Melbourne at about 3:30am this morning, under cover of darkness – all 162m of it.
At about 8:00am, they started uncoiling a #LetThemStay banner in support of a campaign to stop the group of asylum seekers being deported.
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It appears they’re the same women who last week abseiled from a Melbourne overpass to unfurl a banner calling on the government to let refugee babies born in Australia stay here.
A spokesperson for Hannah and Katherine, Helen War, said the women were professional climbers and “completely safe”.
“They’ve definitely taken the message to new heights,” she told 3AW this morning. “The real issue of safety (isn’t for the protesters, it) is the conditions people are going to face when they’re deported back to Nauru.”
Police are currently negotiating with them, and emergency services have taped off the area below.
More to come.
Source: Herald Sun.
Photo: 7 News Melbourne.