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Hundreds Rally in Australia For, Against Refugee Housing

Several hundred people rallied in the suburbs of Melbourne Saturday, after a proposal to house refugees locally drew protest by far right anti-islam groups as well as counter protests. Political debate around Australia’s hard-line policy towards asylum seekers has been heated recently. Last week the conservative government announced plans to ban asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat from permanently entering under any visa category. Dozens of people belonging to the...

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