Anniversary protest for TJ

February 22, 2006

SYDNEY — On the second anniversary of the murder of Redfern teenager TJ Hickey, 120 people joined a memorial and protest march on February 14, demanding that the reopening of the inquiry into TJ's death and an end to all Indigenous deaths in custody. The crowd lay wreaths, placards and banners, on the spot where TJ died, and Indigenous Social Justice Association president Ray Jackson called on anyone who had witnessed any part of the tragic events of two years ago to come forward and tell what they saw. The rally was followed by a loud and lively march to police headquarters in the city, where the protesters were met by a large number of police. The protesters jeered the police before defiantly turning their backs on them.

Photo by Alex Bainbridge.

From Green Left Weekly, February 22, 2006.
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