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Rally For Humanity and Boat Regatta

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Mint Oval

Denison Street

Deakin, ACT 2600

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The Rally for Humanity and Boat Regatta is a fitting closure to the Brisbane to Canberra Walk. It is, of course, the second rally in recent months with the first one on the 1 December.

We will meet on 22 Feb 2020 at the Mint Oval at 1.30 PM for a 2 PM departure and march to the Australian Parliament House. The distance is approximately 4km so it will take just over an hour to complete it.

People are encouraged to bring cardboard, markers and crayons to the park and build boats out of cardboard and wood and march with them to Parliament House.

At 3.15 PM on the lawns in front of the main entrance to Parliament House the rally component will start with a couple of different speakers. This will last until 4.00 P. M. At this time, we walk down to Reconciliation Point where we will symbolically launch the boats by jumping in the lake with them at 4.15 PM. Of course, we will clean up after ourselves and the day will be over at 4.30 PM.

At the Canberra Walk For Refugees we are #StandingForHumanity by requesting an #Amnesty4ManusNauru that will free all the men on #Manus and #Nauru and #LetThemGo. Many no longer want to come to Australia, so we need to assist them to go elsewhere and find a #SafeHaven. Part of this process is accepting the New Zealand deal.

We call for the Australian Government to #EndMandatoryDetention as well.

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