Nun completes 26-day anti-detention protest in front of Parliament House in Canberra
PHOTO: Sister Jane Keogh, 70, (left) has been protesting outside Parliament House for the past 26 days. (Supplied)
"I have come here to shout loudly to the guys on Manus and the children on Nauru. What I am shouting is 'asylum seekers, I am with you'," Sister Jane Keogh said.A 70-year-old nun has been camped outside Parliament House for the past 26 days in an effort to raise awareness about the plight of refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
Sister Jane has observed the period of advent by walking around Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin twice a day, praying, talking with supporters and spending her nights within the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
She said she had been working with refugees for 14 years and said the experience made her "ashamed to be an Australian".