Members of Wagga's Burmese community have thrown their support behind pro-democracy protests in their homeland.
Dozens of people, including friends and supporters, marched down Baylis Street on Saturday in solidarity with demonstrators enduring violence in Myanmar.
The country has been rocked for more than two months by a military coup since recently re-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party were detained on February 1.
Mass pro-democracy protests have since taken place across Myanmar in which an estimated 550 people, including children, have been killed.
Other Australian media outlets have reported that Ms Suu Kyi, some of her deposed cabinet members, and her Australian economics adviser Sean Turnell have been charged with breaching colonial-era official secrets laws.
Wagga protesters held pictures of Ms Suu Kyi and waved Burmese flags as they chanted "stop killing innocent people" and "free our president".
The crowd gathered in the Victory Memorial Gardens where speakers called on the Australian government to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar.
Wagga businessman Phillip Kyaw, who was born in Burma and grew up in Thailand, organised the rally and said Myanmar needed to be given the chance to be a truly democratic country.
State member for Wagga Joe McGirr and deputy mayor Dallas Tout both spoke to the crowd in the gardens.
"It's all about freedom. We're here today because we're able to do protest without fear of persecution," Cr Tout said.
"It impacts our community as a whole. Because this city is ... a mixture of cultures and countries of origin and when you impact one part of the community you impact the whole community.
"You are part of the Wagga community. You're family. To me you are family."