Thousands gather across Darwin and Perth for Black Lives Matter solidarity protests
Jun 13, 2020
BY ANEETA BHOLE, JARNI BLAKKARLY
Around one thousand people have gathered in both Darwin and Perth to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protest against Indigenous deaths in custody.
In Darwin, the crowd gathered on Saturday morning at Civic Park before slowly marching through the central business district.
The crowd was peaceful and followed police instructions throughout the march.
Protesters gathered peacefully to march through Darwin's CBD.
SBS News/Aneeta Bhole
Some carried signs that read "colour is not a crime" and "no room for racism" and chanted “I can’t breathe", the last words of George Floyd before he died in May at the hands of Minneapolis police in the US.
This is the second weekend Australia has seen Black Lives Matter rallies go ahead, despite warnings from politicians and health officials that it was unsafe to protest due to coronavirus.
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