Congratulations Australia - Early Success Against Border Force
Australians online and in the streets have destroyed the governments intention to have Border Force patrol the streets asking people "randomly" about their visa status. It took only a few hours for this weekend's operation to be cancelled, but it is far from over. We need to keep the pressure on to make sure this never, ever happens in Australia.
Here's what happened:
First there was the announcement.
Border force officers will be checking people's visas on the streets of Melbourne this weekend http://t.co/9ajdyeIGm3— ABC News Melbourne (@abcnewsMelb) August 28, 2015
Within the hour, there were protests on the streets.
The internet was erupting in outrage
Then they had to cancel the press conference
Protests force border force to cancel press conference in Melbourne http://t.co/bJ4tjtEJ8V— Guardian Australia (@GuardianAus) August 28, 2015
Then the Victorian Police cancelled the operation on this weekend.