24-Hour Fast in Support of Baxter Hunger Strikers – 18 December 2004

(From a Refugee Action Collective media release:

Amid grave fears for the lives of the Iranian asylum seekers currently on hunger-strike at Baxter detention centre, refugee supporters around Australia will hold a weekend of protest, demanding justice for asylum seekers and an end to mandatory detention.

Refugee activists, including prominent Melbourne writers, actors and artists, will hold a vigil outside the GPO Melbourne … between 10am and 5pm…

Arnold Zable and other fasters

Arnold Zable was one of the fasters

Kate Durham and  members of Actors for Refugees

As were Kate Durham and members of Actors for Refugees

Stall - signing the petition

The public were invited to add their names to a petition in support of the Baxter hunger strikers

Part of the Sea of Hearts placed in flower beds in the Mall

Some of the Sea of Hearts amongst the Christmas decorations