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Thousands of Australians defy the government to demand justice for the indigenous people

June 6, 2020

More than 10,000 protesters have opposed requests from the Australian government and the New South Wales State Police to demand justice for Aboriginal people on the streets of Sydney and other cities in a march triggered by the international response to the death of an American citizen The black race George Floyd was fueled in the USA, for which four police officers were charged.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside Sydney City Hall to scream the “Black Lives Matter” despite the government’s cancellation of the march which the state’s Supreme Court had temporarily banned on Friday before a successful late appeal of the day.

A final request by the police to end the march for health security reasons was ultimately rejected, although the number of participants was significantly higher than the 5,000 recommended by the Court of Appeals.

Thousands of Australians defy the government to demand justice for the indigenous peopleThousands of Australians defy the government to demand justice for the indigenous people

The biggest episode of tension came when police rejected the protesters’ request to kneel as a sign of respect for Floyd’s memory, but the march was relatively peaceful, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.