About 10,000 folks gathered in central Sydney Saturday after a courtroom overturned a earlier injunction that dominated any protest there unlawful due to social distancing restrictions. Related demonstrations went forward in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, with protesters waving banners and chanting “black lives matter.”
The rallies have been organized by indigenous rights teams — amongst others — underneath the banner “Cease Black Deaths in Custody.”
Jeremy, 27, who did not reveal his surname, attended the march in Sydney. “To know that I stand on the shoulders of black, queer folks earlier than me who’ve enabled me to stay the life I lead, I needed to ask myself if I used to be going to be the ancestor that folks after me wanted me to be,” he informed CNN.
“Change must occur … I need to see it at its grass-roots stage, see it within the training system, with folks in energy. What I need to see is that we have not come this far for the whole lot that is come earlier than us to imply nothing.”
A standard plight
Protesters rallying outdoors Sydney’s City Corridor known as for justice for David Dungay, an Aboriginal man who died in a Sydney jail in 2015. His case has drawn parallels with George Floyd’s loss of life by the hands of police within the US.
Like Floyd, Dungay’s household say his final phrases have been, “I can not breathe.”