Brisbane Blacks Protest British Royal Family Visit
“It is only through the Royal Family’s false and illegal claim of sovereignty over this continent that the Federal, State and Territory governments derive their authority to pass laws and enforce them. Give back what you stole. Our sovereignty has never been ceded!” – Wayne Wharton (Kooma)
Royals greeted by protesters and fans alike
Brisbane Times, April 19, 2014
About 30 Aboriginal activists staged a protest at South Bank, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on Saturday afternoon.
The protesters gathered at the park precinct, where the couple was due to attend a civic reception before a brief public walk.
Activists chanted ‘‘No treaty, no peace’’ and ‘‘Always was, always will be Aboriginal land’’, before police moved the group on without incident.
Outside the reception venue, the South Bank parklands were packed with royal watchers, some draped in the Australian flag, others carrying memorabilia from Prince William’s 2011 wedding to Kate…
The Australian, April 19, 2014
ABOUT 30 Aboriginal activists are staging a protest at South Bank, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to arrive soon.
The protesters are gathered at the park precinct, where the couple is due to attend a civic reception before a brief public walk later this afternoon.
“Always was, always will be Aboriginal land,” the protesters chanted.
One held a yellow placard that read: “Give back what is ours.”
Police told AAP a small number of Aboriginal protesters had been moved on at South Bank.
One activist was ushered away after going behind barricades meant to keep the royal route along Grey Street clear, outside the South Brisbane train station.
No arrests have been made.
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