Photographs from yesterday’s rally at Hyde Park in Sydney, Gadigal, commemorating 12 years since the Northern Territory Intervention began.
In 2007, the then federal government sent troops into Aboriginal communities on the back of dubious claims about those communities. Today, the NT Intervention endures, repackaged as a race-based set of laws which the government calls, ‘Stronger Futures’.
MC-ing the rally was Muruwari and Budjiti man Bruce Shillingsworth. Other speakers read out letters from Aboriginal community leaders from the Northern Territory, condemning the Intervention.
After speeches, the rally marched from Hyde Park to Belmore Park through the city.
The rally was organised by the Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS). A statement from STICS is posted below the images.
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