Black Lives Matter
Stitched by: Nikki S
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As protests over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis on the 25 May 2020 are being held all over the USA, in Australia protesters are holding gatherings of their own. These protests are a sign of solidarity with US anti-racists activists as well as a reminder that institutionalised racism in Australia is far from over. This piece cites the number of Aboriginal deaths in custody that have occurred since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the findings from which were published in 1991. This number is growing. At the same time, to date. there have been no prosecutions of those responsible for the deaths.