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Press Release: Protest at Parliament House – Bring the refugees here

Protestors are escorted from Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photo: Andrew Meares

Press Release: Protest at Parliament House – Bring the refugees here

John Passant, well known Canberra based socialist and prospective ACT Senate candidate in 2019, welcomed the refugee protest at Parliament House.

‘It was a great display of democracy,’ Mr Passant said, ‘bringing the voice of voiceless refugees to the attention of the wider public.’

‘It interrupted for a few minutes the daily posturing of the wafflers and trough sniffers in Parliament and highlighted the lives permanently interrupted on Manus and Nauru,’ he said.

‘This is what democracy looks like,’ Mr Passant said, describing as bizarre Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s description of the protest as the opposite of democracy. ‘Shorten’s comments show just how far the Labor Party has degenerated,’ he said.

‘The labour movement was born out of protest and struggle and those struggles continue today, as the need to fight against the anti-union Australian Building and Construction Commission shows,’ Mr Passant said.

‘The war criminals, human rights abusers and overseers of the concentration camps on Manus Island and Nauru who currently infect the major parties and some on the cross benchers should take note,’ he added.

‘The time for playing by their rules is over,’ Mr Passant said. ‘Let’s shut down our cities and our Parliaments to shut down Australia’s offshore and onshore gulags.’

Mr Passant ended with this heartfelt plea for refugees and asylum seekers. ‘Bring them here.’



Comment from Fred
Time December 1, 2016 at 6:09 am

Weren’t you calling yourself a prospective ACT Senate candidate back in 2014?

Funny, I didn’t see your name as a candidate on the ballot paper in the 2016 election.

Now you’re calling yourself a prospective ACT Senate candidate again.

Can I assume, based on your prior behaviour, that you won’t be a candidate in 2019?

Comment from John
Time December 1, 2016 at 6:58 am

Yes, and I made a a statement as to why I would not be standing in 2016. I assume ASIO bots like you can read.

Comment from AlanR
Time December 1, 2016 at 12:33 pm

I am so thrilled to see so many young people involved in this action. Perhaps there is hope still out there after all.

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