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Indigenous Activists Lead Protests Against Australia’s “Invasion Day”

HeadlineJan 26, 2024

In Australia, thousands of people rallied in Indigenous-led protests on so-called Australia Day, marking the arrival of European colonizers in 1788. January 26 has been dubbed “Invasion Day” by Aboriginal communities and allies, who are pushing to do away with the national holiday. This is Aboriginal elder Adrian Burragubba.

Adrian Burragubba: “We’re here to tell people that Australia Day doesn’t mean anything to us. It’s the day of Aboriginal sovereignty. That day when they came here, we have to keep telling people, that we were operating under our law, and we still operate under our laws. And the law is in the land.”

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