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Australia: Thousands march for 'Invasion Day' protest in Melbourne01:32

Australia: Thousands march for 'Invasion Day' protest in Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne
January 26, 2019 at 09:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people marched in Melbourne on Saturday, in order to draw attention to the suffering Australia's Aboriginal people experienced after the 1788 First Fleet landing on what they refer to as 'Invasion Day'. On the same day across the nation, ‘Australia Day’ is celebrated, which Melbourne protesters denounced along with other demonstrators across the country.

Protesters waved the black, red and yellow of the Australian Aboriginal flag and held signs reading "no pride in genocide" and "231 years of illegal occupation."

The First Fleet was comprised of 11 ships carrying around 1,400 people between them, including some 700 convicts and landed at Port Jackson on January 26 1788, where they founded the penal colony that was the first European colonial settlement in Australia.

Australia: Thousands march for 'Invasion Day' protest in Melbourne01:32
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Thousands of people marched in Melbourne on Saturday, in order to draw attention to the suffering Australia's Aboriginal people experienced after the 1788 First Fleet landing on what they refer to as 'Invasion Day'. On the same day across the nation, ‘Australia Day’ is celebrated, which Melbourne protesters denounced along with other demonstrators across the country.

Protesters waved the black, red and yellow of the Australian Aboriginal flag and held signs reading "no pride in genocide" and "231 years of illegal occupation."

The First Fleet was comprised of 11 ships carrying around 1,400 people between them, including some 700 convicts and landed at Port Jackson on January 26 1788, where they founded the penal colony that was the first European colonial settlement in Australia.

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