Thousands gather for Invasion Day rallies across Australia

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Published on 26 Jan 2021, 5:26
People in major cities across Australia have gathered outside to attend Invasion Day rallies. The 26 January public holiday marks the date the British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 to start a penal colony, viewing the land as unoccupied despite encountering settlements. For many Indigenous Australians and a growing number of non-Indigenous Australians, the day marks 'Invasion Day'. Chants of 'Black Lives Matter' and 'always was, always will be Aboriginal land' rang out during most rallies across the country
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