Defending mistreated children
A second Salvation Army officer has been arrested in a ‘Love Makes A Way’ inter-church protest against the neglect and abuse of refugees and asylum seekers, especially those children who are detained indefinitely offshore.
Devonport corps officer Lieut Ben Clapton, with the permission and approval of his territorial and divisional leaders, joined five other Christian protestors in a sit-in protest at Senator David Bushby’s offices in Rosny Park, Tas., on 25 August.
Lieut Clapton and his fellow protestors, including clergy and members of the Anglican, Baptist and Uniting Church churches, were arrested for trespass and released on their own recognisance to appear subsequently at the Hobart Magistrates Court.
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For Lieut Ben Clapton's motivation to participate in an act of civil disobedience:
Why he did it .HTML or Why he did it. PDF
TSA response to the LMAW arrests. HTML
TSA response to 'LMAW' arrests.PDF