Why I locked myself to the gate of Kirribilli House

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Hwvar Khoshnow was one of five Christian protesters who locked themselves to the front gate of Kirribilli House in non-violent direct action, calling for the evacuation of Manus Island.

Here, she tells Eternity, why she did it.

Kro 3cI’ve been involved in protests before, but I have not risked arrest before or participated in a “lock on”.

The worsening situation on Manus was heavy on my heart and I was moved to do something in support and solidarity with those men on Manus Island.

After years of mistreatment, cruel policy and detention, I wanted to ensure these men knew that they weren’t forgotten and the pressure to evacuate now continued to…