Despite some rain members of the Berry Amnesty Local Action Group set up our Free Children in Detention activity at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival. Thank you to the Folk Festival organisers for their support for our being there.
The activity raises awareness of the plight and number of asylum seeker children in locked detention both on and off shore. In “freeing” a toy from the caged area of our stall, people symbolically state their view that children should not be in locked detention. The toy is “freed” of its tag. The tag is a letter to local MPs that people sign declaring that children should not be in locked detention.
We’ll be at the Festival all weekend. Here’s some of the photos of Friday just after we set up to give you the flavour.