On Wednesday a group of pro-refugee supporters gathered at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a peaceful sit in-style protest in solidarity with the women and families suffering on Nauru.
Playfully titled the ‘pram jam’, a collective of parents, babies, children, pregnant mothers and friends called for an end to offshore detention.
They also demanded that Abyan, the pregnant Somali refugee who was allegedly raped on the island, be permanently resettled in Australia.
The protest was organised by Families, Friends And Feminists Against Detention (FFFAD) and went for around an hour and a half before the police asked those assembled to move on.
Although some did, many refused to leave voluntarily and some had to be carried out by police.
A rather spectacular video has emerged showing a mother, Jenny Sparrow, being dragged out of the building while breastfeeding her 22-month-old son Manning.
Watch the video here:
Radio shock jock Neil Mitchell who, funnily enough, supports the indefinite detention of children, chastised Ms. Sparrow for her actions.
“This would have been terrifying for the child. She should be ashamed of herself,” he said.
“You don’t take a kid to a protest.”