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Australia Thousands attend rally in Alice Springs after fatal shooting of young Aboriginal man

03:51  14 november  2019
03:51  14 november  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Alice Springs : The police officer charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man in the Local members of the community mourn the death of Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker in Alice Springs on Thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians attended a rally on Thursday in Alice

Thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians attended a rally on Thursday in Alice Springs to demand justice for the 19-year-old. Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt flew to Alice Springs on Thursday as anger grew over the police shooting of a young Aboriginal

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Local members of the community mourn the death of a young Aboriginal man in Alice Springs on Thursday.© Zach Hope Local members of the community mourn the death of a young Aboriginal man in Alice Springs on Thursday. The Warlpiri people have called for the trial of a police officer charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man to be held locally in Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.

Thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians attended a rally on Thursday in Alice Springs to demand justice for 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker, who was shot dead at Yuendumu, about 300 kilometres from Alice Springs, on Saturday night.

Indigenous Australians walked in painted and wailing, a mourning procession rarely seen outside Aboriginal communities so that non-indigenous eyes could see their grief and share in their pain.

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"I want to make it clear it's a very sad day, black or white," senior Warlpiri man Robin Granites told the crowd outside the council building.

"We are all in one for the same business going on with us. It's very good to see the view of the cities. We got them chanting 'this is Aboriginal land and always will be'... not just Australia, we got the world."

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Aboriginal Insights offers cultural insights in order to empower the relationships between Don’t pay tens of thousands for training or consultants. The hours after the Yuendumu police shooting were filled in separate parts by anguish, silence and unrest.

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The rally moved through the streets of Alice Springs chanting 'we want justice for Walker'. It was mostly peaceful, but some threw water bottles at the monstrous Supreme Court building.

The rally ended at the heavily guarded police station, where tempers threatened to boil over before elders calmed down a handful of angry young men.

Protesters asked how, when an Aboriginal man may be locked up for months for stealing a bottle of wine, and the police officer charged with murder made bail.

Constable Zachary Rolfe was charged on Wednesday over the fatal shooting.

It came after two police officers went inside a home at Yuendumu on Saturday night to arrest Mr Walker for alleged breaches of his suspended sentence when the fatal shooting took place.

Northern Territory Police allege Mr Walker lunged at a police officer and stabbed him with a weapon but the family disputes that version.

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Shooting death of young Indigenous man forces rural community to confront racism . All of the evidence heard by provincial court Judge Another rally has been held in Alice Springs after a police officer was charged with murder over the shooting of Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker, 19.

The man was shot in Yuendumu, about 293 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs , on Another rally has been held in Alice Springs after a police officer was charged with murder over the shooting of Aboriginal man Thousands attend rally in Alice Springs after fatal shooting of young

Witnesses to the shooting have told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that they saw a wounded Mr Walker being dragged out of the home by his legs and thrown into the back of a police van.

a man smiling for the camera: Zachary Rolfe has been charged with one count of murder over the death of Kumanjayi Walker.© Supplied Zachary Rolfe has been charged with one count of murder over the death of Kumanjayi Walker. The officers were wearing body cameras.

In a statement on Wednesday night, Northern Territory Police said a 28-year-old police officer had been charged with one count of murder. The officer was granted bail in an out-of-session court hearing, and was due to reappear in court in Alice Springs on December 19, the statement said.

"The officer has been suspended on pay," the statement said. "As this matter is before the court, no further information will be released."

Federal shadow minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney told ABC radio there was "enormous surprise" in the community that bail had been granted following the murder charge.

Ms Burney said Mr Walker's family was calling for an independent and thorough investigation.

"The most important thing the family is asking for is calm and respect," she said.

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  Northern Territory Police officer to 'vigorously contest' murder charge The Warlpiri people have called for the trial of a police officer charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man to be held locally in Yuendumu.The police officer charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man in the Northern Territory has expressed his intention to plead not guilty as thousands rallied in Alice Springs on Thursday.

Constable Rolfe is the son of well-known Canberra businesspeople and philanthropists Debbie and Richard Rolfe. The former Canberra Grammar student and Australian Army officer joined the Northern Territory Police in 2016.

Earlier this year he received the Royal Humane Society's highest bravery award for rescuing two international tourists from a flood-swollen river in the Northern Territory in 2016.

Senior Warlpiri man Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves said he felt "more relief" upon hearing the police officer was charged with murder.

Kumanjayi Walker's death has become a flashpoint for Australian race relations and the servicing of remote communities.

Rallies have been held across Australia in the days since the shooting, including in Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney.

In Alice Springs on Wednesday night, several hundred people staged a peaceful candlelight vigil in the green space between the police station and the Supreme Court, by far the town's largest building.

Several busloads, including close family, had come in from Yuendumu and surrounding communities.

News of the murder charge was announced over the microphone about 7.30pm local time on Wednesday to rapturous cheers and clapping.

Three gunshots, one dead man and a wave of anger across the nation .
It began with three gunshots. The death of 19-year-old Kumanjayi Walker - shot by a police officer in his remote NT home - has triggered a wave of grief and anger across Australia and a demand for fundamental change.Hamiton Morris, the star of Australian film Sweet Country, heard one of them on Saturday night as he walked home from Yuendumu's cemetery, where the community had just buried his nephew.

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