27th August 2011
A demonstration on the tenth anniversary of the Tampa incident outside the Perth domestic airport detention centre to voice opposition of mandatory detention of asylum seekers. Demonstrators marched around the centre, at one point braking down a fence. "Azadi" (freedom) was shouted by the crowd on outside and echoed by asylum seekers on the inside.
Behind the walls of the detention centre loud music was being played to stop asylum seekers communicating with protesters, however with little effect.
Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network (WA)