Brisbane crowds protest Kevin Rudd's so-called PNG solution.
Brisbane crowds protest Kevin Rudd's so-called PNG solution. Harrison Saragossi - Brisbane Times

Crowds protest Rudd's new hardline asylum seeker policy

HUNDREDS have taken to the streets of Brisbane to protest Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's so-called Papua New Guinea solution - his new hardline asylum-seeker policy.

The Prime Minister last week announced people who arrive by boat will have no chance of resettlement in Australia, and would instead be settled in PNG.

On Saturday, hundreds protested the move in King George Square in the heart of Brisbane, before marching along Adelaide Street.

While attending police estimated the crowd to be about 400, rally organiser Tim Arnot said a headcount showed it was closer to 600.

Mr Arnot, the convener of the Refugee Action Collective, said he was buoyed by the number that showed up.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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