Refugee advocates explain why they protested at the Melbourne Cup
Protesters have climbed a crane at the Melbourne Cup.
The protesters, from the group Whistleblowers, Activists & Citizens Alliance, posted a banner on the Flemington racecourse crane reading “Evacuate Manus”.
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Charlotte Lynch from WACA told Tom Elliott she wants the asylum seekers to be evacuated and resettled safely.
“What happening on Manus (Island) is a humanitarian crisis,” Ms Lynch said.
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