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Australia: Sydney streets blocked by protest against Aboriginal community closures

Protesters in Sydney, Australia, block streets in business district. Photo by Peter Boyle.

Protesters in Sydney, Australia, block streets in business district. Photo by Peter Boyle.

About 600 people joined the march against the WA government’s plans for the future of the state’s 247 remote Aboriginal communities

by Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, June 28, 2015

A protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities blocked streets in central Sydney on Sunday, as about 600 people marched against the Western Australian government’s plans to wind back support for communities it deems aren’t viable.

The protest began at Town Hall at 1pm on Sunday and moved toward The Block in Redfern, closing George, Lee, Regent and Lawson Streets on the way.

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