Perth/Melbourne/Sydney: Indigenous protesters occupy colonial offices

25 May – Grandmothers Against Removals protested on ‘Sorry Day’ in Perth against the continuing stolen generations of Aboriginal children.

The rally started by occupying the head office of so-called ‘child protection’, then marched to the Sorry Day event organised by Reconciliation WA.

The public was informed of the current child-removal crisis until police repressed the protest.

The strong action finished off with dances from clans from the East to West coast.

End the fear, end the racism, end the removals. Grandmothers and other family members affected by continuing stolen generations are getting organised and fighting back for self-determination.

25 May – Aboriginal warriors have taken over the department that continues the longstanding, genocidal policy Aboriginal child removal.

31 May – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR have occupied Rio Tinto’s HQ on Collins Street, in Melbourne CBD.

The action was taken in protest against the forced closure of aboriginal communities, and Rio Tintos continued destruction of indigenous homelands and sacred sites.


2 June – Last night, the campaign for affordable housing for Aboriginal people in Sydney stepped up a gear when about 500 people occupied the offices of Deicorp in Redfern. Aboriginal activists from the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy and a large number of supporters, including students , flooded into the lobby and up the stairs chanting “Deicorp, Deicorp, we won’t stop – get your hands off the Block!” before settling into a half-hour sit in to protest the companies planned redevelopment of Redfern’s famous indigenous Block.

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