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Protesters in Australia delay Parliament in demonstration against the country's treatment of refugees

Protesters in Australia delay Parliament in demonstration against the country's treatment of refugees

Rowdy protesters demonstrating against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers disrupted Parliament on Wednesday, some gluing their hands to a railing before security officers finally wrested them out.

About 30 demonstrators shouting from a public gallery drowned out the House of Representatives, where lawmakers had gathered for a combative, daily 90-minute session in which opposition legislators question government ministers.

Speaker Tony Smith adjourned the session after the first question for 40 minutes while security officers regained order.

An additional 20 protesters linked arms in a public area at the center of Parliament House, demanding that Australia resettle...

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