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‘Pay the rent’: Invasion Day rallies around Australia protest against 26 January celebrations

‘Pay the rent’: Invasion Day rallies around Australia protest against



Demonstrations show growing dissatisfaction with the national holiday, which marks the beginning of British colonialism
• Australia Day: Indigenous mourning, protests and citizenship ceremonies – in picturesThousands have gathered for Invasion Day rallies across the country to protest against 26 January celebrations and to call on Australians to “pay the rent”.Demonstrators met in all Australian capital cities as part of a protest movement that supporters said shows growing dissatisfaction with the national holiday, which marks the beginning of British colonialism through the arrival of the first fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/26/pay-the-rent-invasion-day-rallies-around-australia-protest-against-26-january-celebrations

Author : Luke Henriques-Gomes

Publish date : 2020-01-26 05:20:01

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