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National Day of Unity marchers stand up for refugees in Walk Together
by Damien Murphy
A Sydney Muslim leader has spoken out strongly against the treatment of refugees as thousands of Australians walked around the nation in a big shout-out to support refugees.
Ahmad Malas, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, told a Sydney crowd of about 600 that the current political and public climate surrounding Islam made it increasingly difficult for Australian Muslims and others to feel welcome.
"We have had enough of hearing divisive language, so no more politics of fear, no more Team Australia, no more racist talk and no more shifting the blame to any community and holding it to account for the actions of the few," he told a gathering in Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills.
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