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White Man’s Manslaughter. Black Man’s Murder. White Man’s Riot. Black Man’s Uprising.

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Riot police face protesters after death of 14 year old Elijah Doughty, August 2016.

By Chris Graham, New Mathilda, August 31, 2016

The violent clashes between police and protestors in Kalgoorlie yesterday followed the charging of a 55-year-old man with manslaughter over the death of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy, Elijah Doughty. Twelve police officers were injured, dozens of Aboriginal people are expected to be arrested, police vehicles have been damaged, and court house windows were smashed. Media are calling it a riot. But one person’s riot is another person’s uprising, writes Chris Graham. Read the rest of this entry