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Protesters march on asylum seeker hotel

Several hundred protesters have braved overcast and cool and drizzly conditions to again march on an inner Brisbane hotel demanding the release of asylum seekers held there.

In a repeat of last week's rally, the protesters, many wearing face masks, first gathered in a park behind The Pineapple Hotel near the Gabba.

They then marched about 100m to the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments where some 120 men were being detained.

The majority came to Australia under medivac and have been confined to the hotel for up to 12 months although some have been in detention, overall, for almost seven years.

The protesters clogged side streets and chanted "freedom for refugees" as police watched on.

It's the third straight week that Refugee Solidarity Brisbane/Meanjin has organised the rally and have promised to protest to bring attention to the plight of the asylum seekers.

Police say no one has been arrested.

© AAP 2020