By Matthew Lau
More than 1500 people gathered in the centre of Perth to demonstrate a broad and united movement of people and organisations who call for justice and dignity for refugees and for people seeking asylum.
The march began at 1pm on Palm Sunday, 25 March at St George’s Cathedral, mirroring similar events in cities and towns around Australia.
Participants used the opportunity to voice their concerns to the national call for justice, safety and freedom for refugees, and people seeking asylum.
The group of campaigners on Hay St in Perth on Palm Sunday 2018. Photo: Beryl Rahman.
This year’s Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees was endorsed by more than 50 WA community organisations, churches, faith groups, and human rights groups.
One of the community service providers involved was MercyCare.
From left: Ursula Finneran, Caritas Justice Educator for WA & NT Anita Finneran and JEDO Director Carol Mitchell. Photo: JEDO.