42 Of The Most Powerful Photos From Black Lives Matter Protests Around Australia
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Australia stands with Bla(c)k communities around the world.

While communities around the world are continuing to come together in grief and rage to protest against police brutality and racism, Australians are being asked to confront their own long and ongoing history of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


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More than 430 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody since the end of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody in 1991.

In the last week, major protests and rallies have taken place in cities and regional centres across Australia — both as a mark of solidarity with the US, as well as to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples on home soil.


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Here, we’ve pulled together 42 of the most powerful images from those protests:

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Gadigal/Sydney, New South Wales

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Gadigal/Sydney, New South Wales

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Gadigal/Sydney, New South Wales

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Tarntanyangga/Adelaide, South Australia

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Tarntanyangga/Adelaide, South Australia

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Tarntanyangga/Adelaide, South Australia

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Cavanbah/Byron Bay, New South Wales

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Cavanbah/Byron Bay, New South Wales

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Mulubinba/Newcastle, New South Wales

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Mulubinba/Newcastle, New South Wales

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Mianjin/Brisbane, Queensland

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Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria

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Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria

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Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria

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Mooro/Perth, Western Australia

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Mooro/Perth, Western Australia

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Mooro/Perth, Western Australia

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Ngambri/Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Ngambri/Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Gubbi Gubbi Land/Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Gubbi Gubbi Land/Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

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Bindal and Wulgurukaba Land/Townsville, Queensland

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Bindal and Wulgurukaba Land/Townsville, Queensland

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Nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania

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Nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania

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Nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania

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Letteremairrener Country/Launceston, Tasmania

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Letteremairrener Country/Launceston, Tasmania

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Mparntwe/Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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Mparntwe/Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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Gimuy/Cairns, Queensland

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Gimuy/Cairns, Queensland

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Gimuy/Cairns, Queensland

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Guruk/Port Macquarie, New South Wales

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Guruk/Port Macquarie, New South Wales

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