Coffins at Casselden Place – 12 February

Some of the 'coffins' outside DIMA office in Melbourne

In a protest at Casselden Place (DIMA head office in Melbourne) called to coincide with a convergence on Canberra for the first sitting of the new Parliament, mock coffins were set up in the forecourt in memory of (nameless) detainees who had met their death in Australian centres – the spelling was a bit shaky in places, but the message was clear. The protest was also addressed by a refugee recently released from detention.

Refugee speaking

A former detainee addresses the crowd

View over crowd

Looking over the heads of the crowd