‘Thank you, Australia’: Hundreds rally in Brisbane to highlight the plight of South African farmers

‘Thank you, Australia’: Hundreds rally in Brisbane to highlight the plight of South African farmers, by Frank Chung.

LARGE crowds of protesters chanting “thank you, Australia” and “thank you, Mr Dutton” marched through Brisbane’s CBD on Sunday in support of the government’s offer to bring persecuted South African farmers to Australia under the humanitarian program.

The march, organised by the Brisbane South African community and supported by Liberal backbencher Andrew Laming and independent Senator Fraser Anning, started at Emma Miller Place and ended at Queensland Parliament on George Street, where community members gave speeches highlighting the plight of their family and friends back home. …

Organisers and attendees estimated the crowd size to be in the thousands. Queensland Police did not have a final attendance count but said they had planned for around 450 people to attend the rally.

hat-tip Stephen Neil