International day of rallies against Aboriginal community closures

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Photo by Peter Boyle

SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA held its third round of international action against Aboriginal community closures over the weekend of June 26 to 28. There were rallies in most capital cities in Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, as well as London and Dunedin.

Rallies in Sydney and Melbourne disrupted peak hour traffic due to rally goers marching through the city. In Sydney the march also included an Aboriginal dance troop performing at each intersection as the rally marched through the city to the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Rally numbers were down the third time around, perhaps due to the Western Australian government’s slight backdown and the lack of concrete information on which communities will be shut down.

Until the Western Australian government announces that they will no longer shut down any communities it is crucial that the movement continues to keep up the pressure on state and federal governments, and continues to build attendance at national rallies.

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