Invasion Day, 2017 - Rally


Up to 10,000 Aboriginal activists and supporters marched in Sydney today, on Gadigal land, site of the arrival of British colonialists 229 years ago.
Currently, the 26th of January not only marks the day of invasion and the start of genocide for Aboriginal peoples, but is also perversely celebrated by the wider community as the country's national day, called 'Australia Day'.
The rally began at the Block in Redfern, marched to Central and then to Victoria Park to join the Aboriginal festival, Yabun.
A largely peaceful rally with a higher than expected turnout, the day was marred when police stormed protesters attempting to burn an Australian flag.
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