… to face Canberra Magistrate on Wednesday 12th July 2017
The seven members of WACA ( Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance), who super glued themselves to the railing of the public gallery in the Federal Parliament will be appearing in the Canberra Magistrates Court on Wednesday 12th July 2017.
Four women and three men are facing charges of ‘intentionally damaging commonwealth property’ which, carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in jail. Two other members of the group are also facing lesser charges from the second day of protests, when they abseiled down the front of Parliament house with a banner reading ‘Close the bloody camps now #Justice4Refugees’.
After their court appearance on Wednesday 12th July, those charged will make a brief statement to the media outside the Canberra Magistrate’s Court.
The #SuperGlue7 were part of a group of 40 odd peaceful protesters who interrupted Question Time to address the entire parliament’s complicity in the rape, abuse and torture of refugees on Australia’s offshore detention camps.
The 40 strong group ‘mic checked’ the entire parliament from the gallery, explaining the interruption was necessary because their refugee policy is inhumane and has created a “state of emergency”, a ‘humanitarian crisis’ on Manus Island and Nauru. Their speech insisted every day on Manus Island and Nauru is another day in hell and called on the parliament to close the bloody camps, evacuate every single person and bring them here.