Friday, January 29, 2016

Hundreds march on Invasion Day

Hundreds of people marched in what some people are calling the first "Invasion Day March" in Perth. It was certainly the largest political protest action on January 26 for many years.

The march started at Matagarup (Heirisson island) and proceeded through the city finishing at the Perth City Council-organised "Survival Day" concert.

"Celebrate a great day if you think it needs to be celebrated," activist Herbert Bropho told the crowd. "But to me it is a Sorry Day!"

He called on those present to remember the elders who had resisted European invasion and who had kept the dreaming stories alive.

Invasion Day rallies were large around the country (photos here).