IBT: Freedom Flotilla, Rise Refugee, Call for Creative Resistance on Election-Day

Sunny Peter

Pro-refugee organisations in Australia, have called upon voters to cast their vote for the rights of refugees and West Papuans and join in a creative act of resistance, after voting, on election-day, Sept 7.

The call has been given by, Freedom Flotilla to West Papua, an activist’s group seeking self-determination rights for Indonesian territory of West Papua, and Rise Refugee, a refugee and asylum seeker organisation in Australia, founded by refugees, asylum seekers and ex-detainees.

Both organisations have called on voters to join protests in support of refugees, by folding their how-to-vote cards, into boats at polling booths around the country.

Read the full story from the International Business Times

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