Sunset Vigil at Kangaroo Point Cliffs
Twenty faith and religious leaders will take part in a sunset vigil at Kangaroo Point Cliffs this evening to stand in solidarity with refugees being detained in a hotel in inner city Brisbane.
To comply with covid restrictions, this event will be limited.
120 refugees are being detained indefinitely by the Morrison Government in the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel. There's no trial and no release date.
These people have been held in detention for over seven years now. This vigil is a demonstration of our city standing up for who are: a welcoming vibrant community that stands in soldarity for human rights and safety.
Last night, the Australian Border Force attempted to remove some of the people we're in relationship with to another detention facility away from community support and away from the public eye. They have moved another person this morning too.
We stand for a welcoming city and place that nurtures community. And we will stand together on this.
We'll arrive and gather at 4:50, for a 5pm start. After coming together in prayer and some speeches, we'll lead a procession down the hill and around the block where the men are being detained.
We will be meeting on the stolen land of the Jagera, Turrbal, Yuggera and Yugarabul peoples of Meanjin (now known as Brisbane) and surrounds, whose sovereignty over these lands was never ceded.
We are limiting this event to 20 faith leaders to comply with covid restrictions and ensure the safety of our community.