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Australia Hobart Invasion Day rally hailed as record

09:26  26 january  2021
09:26  26 january  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

Australia Day/Invasion Day 2021 events guide for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin

  Australia Day/Invasion Day 2021 events guide for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin One of Australia's most contentious dates is here again. No matter how you plan to mark January 26, we've got you covered.January 26 marks Australia Day or Invasion Day, typically seen as a celebration of the nation or a day of sorrow for the colonisation of an ancient culture.

ABC reporter Edith Bevin was speaking to a live television cross during the protests in Hobart on Tuesday afternoon.when the crowd went quiet to honour ABC reporter is slammed for talking through a minute's silence at an ' Invasion Day ' rally for her live broadcast. News reporter Edith Bevin was

Chants of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘always was, always will be Aboriginal land’ have rung out at rallies in major cities.

A record Invasion Day rally crowd has gathered outside Hobart's parliament house as part of nationwide protests.

a group of people holding a sign: Organisers have praised the record crowd which turned out for the Invasion Day rally in Hobart. © Ethan James/AAP PHOTOS Organisers have praised the record crowd which turned out for the Invasion Day rally in Hobart.

Several thousand people attended Tuesday's rally, eclipsing last year's event, organisers say, despite coronavirus social distancing measures and the cancellation of a usual march through the city.

"It's unbelievably fantastic to see a crowd like this," Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre chief executive Heather Sculthorpe said.

"We started with a handful of people in Launceston and within a decade this is what we've come to.

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Invasion Day protesters are gathering in Sydney despite the NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard issuing a last-minute refusal to grant the demonstrators an exemption to coronavirus public health orders.

Australia Day remains one of the most divisive dates on the calendar. Each year protests are held across the country and this year will be no different Despite warnings from police and threats of fines, the organisers of the Invasion Day rally say it will still go ahead. One of these organisers, Elizabeth


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"It's so emotional to see how people are prepared to turn out ... to give up their day and put their bodies forward to say 'we're with you and we know you can win this one'."

Former Greens leader and environmentalist Bob Brown, plus state Greens and Labor opposition leaders, were among speakers calling for Australia Day to be shifted from January 26.

"We are on the move to undo some of the injustice. Not just to change the date but to empower Tasmanian Aboriginal people," Dr Brown said.

Nala Mansell, TAC campaign coordinator, said she had never seen so many non-Aboriginal people come out in Hobart in support of changing the date.

"We thank you," she told the crowd.

Be thankful for being Australian: PM .
Scott Morrison says Australia Day is a time to come together regardless of our experiences, differences or disagreements."Of course there are many controversial issues ... and things around this day but today it's a day just to come together ... be thankful for being Australian," he told Sydney radio 2GB.

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