Australia Fights For Human Rights
From a Facebook post by Sarah Mills:
“Today Australians from all walks of life united together in all major cities for a peaceful protest against the draconian laws currently being implemented in Australia, especially for those in Victoria.Men, women and children all stood today for our freedom, our children’s freedom and for all of our basic human rights.Australia is staring down the barrel of a loaded gun and if we don’t take a stand now, before we know it that trigger will be pulled and life will never return to normal.
If you’ve ever wondered what you would have done during times of slavery, the holocaust, or the civil rights movement – take a look at yourself. Because you’re doing it right now.
This is no longer about a virus, This is about reclaiming our human rights and medical freedoms. Your family’s future quite literally depends on it. Today’s protests weren’t aggressive, they weren’t abusive. These men, women and children all stood side by side with love in our hearts and fire in our belly.Yet, despite each of us peacefully supporting each other aggressive arrests took place for no reason at all.
Several members of the community forcefully removed and thrown into police custody. None of the individuals did anything different from the rest of us, there was no justifiable reason for their arrest.Men violently slammed into police vehicles, simply for standing in peace. Women dragged into these cars simply for holding signs
.Let’s take a moment to reflect on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act.
Section 16 – Peaceful assembly and freedom of association(1) Every person has the right of peaceful assembly.Right to peaceful assemblyThe right to peaceful assembly protects the right of individuals and groups to meet in order to exchange ideas and information, to express their views publicly and to hold a peaceful protest.And to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
. Article 5.No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. (Victoria’s lockdowns are nothing short of cruel and inhuman)
Article 13.(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Article 18.Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 19.Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 20.(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
How can these men and women be thrown into police custody for simply exercising their human rights?It’s time to start paying attention. It’s time to unite. Will you remain silent? Or will you stand with the fearless freedom fighters who are fighting for you and your children, even in the face of your misguided hatred?As we fight for our freedom, which side of history will you be on?”
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