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Noosa plans march in support of refugees

A NOOSA family has called on the Sunshine Coast to join in a friendly peaceful action this afternoon to make a stand for sanctuary for refugees.

Darryn and Kyrona Hope are not your typical activists.  They have never campaigned for anything ever before.

But the High Court decision last week that Australia's offshore detention regime at Nauru and Manus Island was lawful sparked this normally quiet couple into action.

"The capital cities are having marches on this issue, but it is too hard for many people to get there," Kyrona said.

"There was nothing planned for the Sunshine Coast, so we decided maybe it was time we did something about it."

The couple have joined the nation-wide action group, Get Up Australia and the protest this afternoon in Noosa will be alongside many others across the country under the banner #LetThemStay.

And they have only had  one day to put it together.

"We only had one day's notice to put it together," Kyrona said.

"But we are hoping many people will be able to get there to show their support for sanctuary."

People have been asked to bring their friends and families, posters, candles and  a picnic to join in the event as the share the moment and discuss feeling about the issue in solidarity.

The event starts at 5.30pm at Noosa Lions Park, corner of Noosa Drive and Noosa Parade.

For more details on the event visit the Facebook page.


WILL YOU BE GOING?  Let us know here if you plan to attend and why in the comments below.


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