The Vigil for Baby Asha | Sun 14th Feb 2016 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Sunday 14th February – Valentine’s Day & the Vigil for Baby Asha

Stradbroke Island

Bronwen was at Stradbroke Island.

The Vigil for Baby Asha

I drove into Kangaroo Point, where I nearly melted, and had a look at the vigil going on at Lady Cilento Hospital for baby Asha—a child who was sent there for treatment is to be sent back to the refugee camp on Nauru but the doctors are refusing to release her until they can be assured she has a “safe home environment” to go to, and a dedicated group of supporters are holding a vigil demanding that her—and her family—be allowed to stay.

Maz’s

I drove over to Maz’s and we went to Hanaichi at Indooroopilly for lunch. I ended up staying at Maz’s very late, getting to bed after 5 AM.

The Vigil for Baby Asha beginsVery few people were at the vigil at the startA handful of people keep the vigil going overnightA few people camp out all night at the vigilJo starts to plan for a longer vigilPeople begin to gather to protest at the vigilA sign at the vigil for Baby AshaSpeakers address the small crowd at the vigil“Let Asha Stay”The media begin to take an interest in the vigilThe first rally of the vigil for Baby AshaThe first rally of the vigil for Baby AshaThe first rally of the vigil for Baby AshaThe first rally of the vigil for Baby AshaThe first rally of the vigil for Baby AshaThe first rally of the vigil for Baby Asha at the Lady Cilento Children’s HospitalThe first rally of the vigil for Baby Asha at the Lady Cilento Children’s HospitalThe first rally of the vigil for Baby Asha at the Lady Cilento Children’s HospitalThe first rally of the vigil for Baby Asha at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital