Almost 40 protesters have been arrested during another rowdy protest demanding the release of asylum seekers detained at a Brisbane hotel.
Hundreds of people joined a protest march to the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments on Sunday, where about 120 men are in long-term detention.
Police arrested 37 people after they staged a sit-in, refusing to move on after a two-hour protest permit expired.
All have been issued with fines for refusing to comply with police orders. One person has been charged with assaulting police.
The hotel has seen a succession of protests that have ramped up in the last few weeks.
Protesters are demanding community release for the men, brought to Australia from offshore detention, most under orders they receive specialist medical care.
Some have been confined to the hotel for a year, but have notched up almost seven years in detention overall.
Other rallies staged by Refugee Solidarity Brisbane/Meanjin saw the same hotel blockaded earlier this month.
Brisbane City Greens councillor Jonathan Sri, who was arrested at a previous rally at the hotel, said protesters had told police they would move from the road if they were allowed to pass hot food to the men inside.
"The government refused, and instead of passing over the meals, decided to arrest dozens of people," he wrote on Facebook.
"Ironically, the protest organisers had made a deliberate decision not to block Main St this week in order to minimise traffic disruption, but in the end, Main St was fully blocked off not by protesters but by police cars that were queuing up to take people to the watch house."
Refugee Solidarity Dane De Leon said people were arrested after asking to pass hot food to the men inside.
"We were sitting on this road, right there singing songs, listening to poetry and we were sharing a meal and we thought it would be nice if our friends inside could share a meal with us," she told the Seven network on Monday.
"It wasn't long after that until police started moving everyone off the road and dragging people away."
She said about 600 protesters were there and it would have been impossible for them to fit on the footpath so they chose a quiet side street to sit down.
"We thought this was just a little bit over the top - over curry."