Posted: 1 December, 2016 by AAP

Protesters Hanging From Parliament House


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Protesters who shut down question time have returned to Parliament House.

Two people have scaled the building's front wall, unfurling a banner which reads "Close the bloody camps now".

A dozen others have waded out into a pond in the complex's forecourt, holding placards with slogans such as "Justice for refugees".

Members of Whistleblowers Activists and Citizens Alliance have also turned the water feature into a bloody pool, representing deaths from turnbacks at sea, with signs reading 'Turnbacks Are Murder' and 'Blood On Your Hands'.

They say their latest action is a continuation of Thursday's interruption of the House of Representatives.

"We are here today to tell the Australian Parliament they are all complicit in the murder, rape, torture and child abuse of refugees," WACA spokesperson Kat Moore said.

"This is a state of emergency and a humanitarian crisis. "

The protesters says Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island are death camps and demanding every single person in offshore detention be evacuated immediately and the camps shut down.

Earlier, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would never be convinced parliament's public galleries should be closed, despite Thursday's interruption.

"Incidents like this are regrettable and they will happen from time to time but people should not feel they are free to interfere with the parliament," he told Seven Network.

Protester Phil Evans said the group was ramping up their actions.

"We're here because all parliamentarians have become complicit in the torture, rape and abuse of refugees," he told AAP.

"We're calling for justice for the refugees and we're willing to put ourselves on the line in solidarity with them."

Police and security personnel have arrived at the forecourt.


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