Invasion Day Protesters Flood Sydney Streets on Australia Day

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Published on January 26, 2019 - Duration: 00:11s

Invasion Day Protesters Flood Sydney Streets on Australia Day

Thousands turned out to march in a peaceful rally held in Sydney city on January 26 to protest Australia Day as ‘Invasion Day’.January 26, Australia Day, marks the date in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip raised the flag of Great Britain in Port Jackson, NSW, and proclaimed a colonial outpost of the British Empire.But some Australians instead commemorate the date as an invasion by British settlers and suggest to change the date.Greens politician and New South Wales senator Mehreen Faruqi joined marchers as they participated in a nationwide co-ordinated event.

Credit: Mehreen Faruqi via Storyful

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