A series of protests are planned to unfurl across the country this week. The protests have been organised in support and solidarity with the current Black Lives Matter marches happening across Australia, and to demand justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in police custody on our home soil.

In light of the recent, unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, Australia has been forced to hold a mirror to itself and confront the horrors that take place on own shores.

The history of police treatment of First Nations people is appalling. Since a 1991 royal commission, there have been 432 deaths in custody. Deaths that have gone without Justice. No Australian police officer has ever faced criminal repercussions for an Aboriginal death in custody.

If you are healthy and able, it is your duty to show up and show solidarity. Remember to follow social distancing practices, and come equipped with face masks.

Black Lives Matter/Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protests:


Stop All Black Deaths in Custody: Vigil for George Floyd

When: 3-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: 20 Lee St, Chippendale

Organisers: The Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA), the Anticolonial Asian Alliance and the USYD Autonomous Collective Against Racism.

Wear black in remembrance and in solidarity


Stop Black Deaths in Custody – Justice for George Floyd #BLM

When: 2-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Parliament House

Organisers: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR)


Solidarity with Minneapolis! Justice for George Floyd

When: 12-1:30 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Victoria Square (Tarndanyangga)

Organisers: Adelaide Campaign Against Racism and Fascism


Black Lives Matter – Stop Black Deaths In Custody Meanjin (BNE)

When: 1-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: King George Square

Organisers: FISTT (Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties)

Black Lives Matter Protest

When: 12 PM, Saturday, June 6

Where: Queen Street Mall

Organisers: Independent


Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. Justice for George Floyd!

When: 3 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Embassy of the USA

Organisers: Independent

This event will gather outside the American embassy in Canberra to show to call for justice for George Floyd and other black victims of police brutality in the US.

“Stand with me in solidarity against the unlawful murder of George Floyd and the other African American men, women and children, who’s lives were unjustifiably taken because of their race,” the event says.


Stop Black Deaths in Custody – Justice for George Floyd #BLM

When: 2-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Civic Park

Organisers: FISTT (Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties)

Byron Bay

Black Lives Matter

When: 2PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Byron Bay Recreation Grounds

Organisers: Bunyarra Culture Collective

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