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    36 "Light The Dark" Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

    On Sunday night, thousands of people around Australia held candlelit vigils to protest the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers. The photos will give you goosebumps.

    Reza Barati was a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Iran. He arrived at Christmas Island last July, and was transferred to Manus Island in August. He was killed there on Monday.

    Via smh.com.au

    Another 62 people were injured in the violent clashes at the detention centre on Manus Island.

    1. On Sunday night at 8pm, thousands of Australians gathered to light candles in honour of Reza.

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    4. Amazing photos were uploaded to social media using the #LightTheDark hashtag.

    Great turnout in support of asylum seekers @ #lightthedark Sydney protesting inhumane treatment of refugees

    Murray Fredericks@MurrayFred

    Great turnout in support of asylum seekers @ #lightthedark Sydney protesting inhumane treatment of refugees

    09:30 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Every candle a glimmer of hope. The Australia that could be. #LightTheDark

    Brad Chilcott@bradchilcott

    Every candle a glimmer of hope. The Australia that could be. #LightTheDark

    09:54 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Town Hall, Sydney, 8pm #LightTheDark @welcome2aussie @GetUp @LeilaDruery

    Brooke Eggleton@Brookeggleton

    Town Hall, Sydney, 8pm #LightTheDark @welcome2aussie @GetUp @LeilaDruery

    01:18 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    These kids get it #LightTheDark

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    9. As well as honouring Reza, many protested the government policy of sending asylum seekers who arrive by boat to offshore detention centres.

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    Grieving the death of asylum seeker Reza Berati and grieving the violent policies of our govt #lightthedark

    asha bee@theashabee

    Grieving the death of asylum seeker Reza Berati and grieving the violent policies of our govt #lightthedark

    08:43 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    We stand united with the refugees on Manus Island and demand action from our government. #lightthedark

    Nick Bond@bondnickbond

    We stand united with the refugees on Manus Island and demand action from our government. #lightthedark

    09:07 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    #LightTheDark To remember those we have allowed to be harmed and to ensure it does not happen again #auspol #change

    Carolyn Pickering@CLPickering

    #LightTheDark To remember those we have allowed to be harmed and to ensure it does not happen again #auspol #change

    09:44 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Remembering Reza, offering hope & support to the thousands of asylum seekers imprisoned and turned away #LightTheDark

    Krista Recsei@KRecsei

    Remembering Reza, offering hope & support to the thousands of asylum seekers imprisoned and turned away #LightTheDark

    09:43 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14. Group vigils were held in major cities around Australia.

    MT @luckytran Amazing what we can do when we come together Australia! #LighttheDark

    Amnesty Australia@amnestyOz

    MT @luckytran Amazing what we can do when we come together Australia! #LighttheDark

    10:06 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Arms raised and hearts united in Sydney. #LightTheDark

    GetUp!@GetUp

    Arms raised and hearts united in Sydney. #LightTheDark

    08:22 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    The Sydney Town Hall Square crowd for refugee compassion #lightthedark overflowed.

    Jane Salmon@JSalmonupstream

    The Sydney Town Hall Square crowd for refugee compassion #lightthedark overflowed.

    09:12 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Thank you Sydney! 10,000 #lightthedark for 10,000 #asylum seekers in detention. We pledge to fight & end this cruelty

    ASRC@ASRC1

    Thank you Sydney! 10,000 #lightthedark for 10,000 #asylum seekers in detention. We pledge to fight & end this cruelty

    08:54 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    #LightTheDark Melb crowd of 5, 000 holding lit candles showing their support for Reza Berati and all #asylumseekers

    ASRC@ASRC1

    #LightTheDark Melb crowd of 5, 000 holding lit candles showing their support for Reza Berati and all #asylumseekers

    08:24 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Amazing. Great crowd in Brisbane tonight! RT @ohill8 #LightTheDark Brisbane

    GetUp!@GetUp

    Amazing. Great crowd in Brisbane tonight! RT @ohill8 #LightTheDark Brisbane

    07:48 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Lighting the Dark - Port Adelaide at the base of a very familiar lighthouse. #LightTheDark

    Peter Johnstone@sem4peter

    Lighting the Dark - Port Adelaide at the base of a very familiar lighthouse. #LightTheDark

    09:43 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21. It wasn't just the large cities that got involved - smaller communities also took part.

    #lightthedark in Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains- almost 100 community members shining a light @getup

    Amanda Carr@amandayogaglow

    #lightthedark in Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains- almost 100 community members shining a light @getup

    09:36 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    #newcastle #lightthedark My son, grandson of a refugee.

    Carol Duncan@carolduncan

    #newcastle #lightthedark My son, grandson of a refugee.

    09:25 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Small but beautiful gathering in Port Macquarie for #LightTheDark

    Anniepalooza@Anniepalooza

    Small but beautiful gathering in Port Macquarie for #LightTheDark

    09:40 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Bundeena residents #LightTheDark on Hordern's Beach.

    GetUp!@GetUp

    Bundeena residents #LightTheDark on Hordern's Beach.

    09:41 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26. Many who couldn't make it to a gathering did something to #LightTheDark in their own way.

    #LightTheDark #asylumseekers we love you, you are not alone, you will be free & safe, we will not let you down again

    Fiasco Fray@fiascofray

    #LightTheDark #asylumseekers we love you, you are not alone, you will be free & safe, we will not let you down again

    09:42 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Australia was meant to be the safe place Reza was looking for. I am so ashamed. #LightTheDark #RIPRezaBerati

    Victoria Rollison@Vic_Rollison

    Australia was meant to be the safe place Reza was looking for. I am so ashamed. #LightTheDark #RIPRezaBerati

    10:40 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    #LightTheDark vigil near Cooma in memory of Reza Berati.

    GetUp!@GetUp

    #LightTheDark vigil near Cooma in memory of Reza Berati.

    03:48 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    From our young family in Burwood. Australia can do better than this. #lightthedark

    Sara_M@sara_maria_

    From our young family in Burwood. Australia can do better than this. #lightthedark

    07:57 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    This gov doesnt reflect our family's values. We welcome asylum seekers into our country & into our home #LightTheDark

    Cara Wood@CaraLevinson

    This gov doesnt reflect our family's values. We welcome asylum seekers into our country & into our home #LightTheDark

    08:11 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    For you, Reza. May you find your peace. #LightTheDark

    Eliza Cussen@ElizaCussen

    For you, Reza. May you find your peace. #LightTheDark

    08:50 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." #LightTheDark from Coonabarabran. We're failing.

    Stephen Turner@SteveT_AU

    "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." #LightTheDark from Coonabarabran. We're failing.

    09:16 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    36. Even people around the world got involved.

    #LightTheDark to pay respect to asylum seekers who have suffered under our watch. http://t.co/pRXBmu0A3K via @GetUp

    Katherine Wallace@felloutofthesky

    #LightTheDark to pay respect to asylum seekers who have suffered under our watch. http://t.co/pRXBmu0A3K via @GetUp

    04:15 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It’s 10:54am in Stuttgart, but I’ve lit the candles for #RezaBarati. Hopefully out of his senseless death will come a change. #lightthedark

    Mike Stuchbery@Mike__Stuchbery

    It’s 10:54am in Stuttgart, but I’ve lit the candles for #RezaBarati. Hopefully out of his senseless death will come a change. #lightthedark

    09:00 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Out of a violent incident, #LightTheDark was a powerful message of compassion and hope.

    In the darkest hour, I have finally seen hope. Thx to #LightTheDark tonight - you give me hope we can fight something other than tears.

    Kelly-lee Hickey @kellyleehickey

    In the darkest hour, I have finally seen hope. Thx to #LightTheDark tonight - you give me hope we can fight something other than tears.

    09:42 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Reading the #LightTheDark hashtag gives me hope. So much love and compassion there.

    Fi-b@fionahelen

    Reading the #LightTheDark hashtag gives me hope. So much love and compassion there.

    09:35 PM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    750 vigils organised in just 36 hours. A clear sign that Australians care. #LightTheDark

    GetUp!@GetUp

    750 vigils organised in just 36 hours. A clear sign that Australians care. #LightTheDark

    10:15 AM - 23 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite