Refugee advocates blockade Melbourne port in protest at offshore detention

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Protesters call for sanctions on Australia ‘until the people on Manus are free’ as blockade causes significant traffic delays

Protesters have blockaded Melbourne’s container port in opposition to Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime.

The port – Australia’s busiest – was blockaded at three entrances on Monday morning, with protesters blocking road entrances and unveiling a banner that read: “All refugees in detention are political prisoners.”

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