Freo Safe Harbour: Refuge Rally and Walk gives locals chance to show support for asylum seekers


Socialist Alliance candidate Chris Jenkins, City of Fremantle councillor Sam Wainwright and Di McGinn.
Socialist Alliance candidate Chris Jenkins, City of Fremantle councillor Sam Wainwright and Di McGinn.

LOCALS will march to show their support for asylum seekers at next weekend’s Freo Safe Harbour: Refuge Rally and Walk.

The walk forms part of Refugee Week, with organisers urging locals to take part and send a clear message to local Federal Election candidates.

Fremantle Refugee Rights Action Network’s Tom Lynch, who is co-ordinating the event, said this year’s event was named in keeping with the Fremantle being declared a Refugee Welcome Zone.

“Looking towards another Federal Election at which both big parties will share the brutal policies of indefinite mandatory detention, third country resettlement and vessel turn-backs of those seeking asylum in Australia, we urgently need to defend every space that rejects this rampant, bipartisan xenophobia and every space in which asylum seekers and refugees can pursue their lives in peace, safety and freedom,” he said.

Freo Safe Harbour: Refugee Rally and Walk, is on June 25 from 12pm-2.30pm at Pioneer Reserve.