Thousands of people took to the streets of Australian cities to participate in actions in support of the indigenous population by analogy with the protests in the USA was triggered by the death of the African-American George Floyd during the arrest. About it reports TV channel ABC.
Thus, they expressed solidarity with the movement Black Lives Matter, to speak out against violence against blacks.
Rallies were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and other cities.
The TV station reports that in Sydney, the court banned the rally because of the pandemic coronavirus, but the appellate court reversed the judicial decision of first instance. At the beginning of the rally organizers and volunteers distributed masks and disinfectant means to the participants.
In Melbourne the streets about 10 thousand protesters. The organizers in Melbourne, according to TV channel, will be fined for holding meeting in contravention of instructions of the chief sanitary doctor.
In Brisbane campaign also gathered about 10 thousand people.
ABC notes that participating in the protests in Townsville the natives told the audience about the ill-treatment to them for generations.
American George Floyd died on may 25 after a tough police detention in Minneapolis. Satexperts confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation. The patrol suspected Floyd that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill. After the death of African Americans across the country began protests.
On may 29, police officer Derek Shovina, which used a rear naked choke against Floyd, was arrested. 3 Jun charges forward and his three colleagueswho participated in the arrest.
Because of the unrest, the authorities took the decision to bring the national guard to suppress riots in several cities.
June 1, the President of the United States Donald trump has said that he can bring the armed forces to disperse the protesters, under the act of 1807. Acting Minister of defense mark Esper opposed this idea. Marine General James Mattis (he was Minister of defense from January 2017 to January 2019) stated that the order for the involvement of the army to suppress the protests would be criminal.
In clashes in nine States, killed 11 people, among them, both policemen and demonstrators.