Hundreds protest ‘invasion’ on divisive Australia Day | Indigenous Rights Information
Hundreds of individuals have marched in cities throughout Australia, rallying in assist of Indigenous rights and protesting in opposition to marking their nation’s nationwide day on the anniversary of the date that the British colonial fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour.
In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state – massive crowds gathered within the metropolis’s central enterprise district on Thursday, with some individuals carrying Aboriginal flags and chanting “Australia Day is useless”.
Indigenous activist Paul Silva mentioned the nationwide vacation – which some label “Invasion Day” – must be abolished.
“If somebody invaded your house, murdered your loved ones, and stole your land, I can 100% assure that household wouldn’t be celebrating that day,” he informed the gang.
“I don’t know the way it is smart to any citizen of this nation to exit and have a barbecue and rejoice genocide,” he mentioned.
Indigenous poet Lizzie Jarrett mentioned Sydney was “floor zero for a genocide of First Nations individuals”.
“You suppose we’re offended? Wouldn’t you be offended?” she requested the gang.
Protesters so far as the attention can see on the