Protesters gather for Invasion Day Rally in Meanjin

Tia-Loketi Harvey and Victoria Van Schie attend the Invasion Day rally in Meanjin, Australia. Photograph: Aryana Mohmood/ 4ZZZ.

Tens of thousands of people gathered on Invasion Day to attend protest rallies in cities across the nation, amid a rising political and social awareness of the country’s colonial history. 

With Australia increasingly uneasy about celebrating its national day, recognition of Indigenous people in the constitution has become a new flashpoint. The government has proposed an Indigenous “voice to parliament” in the constitution later this year, but Indigenous communities say there needs to be a treaty before this voice. 

The Wire’s Aryana Mohmood attended the rally in Meanjin, Brisbane and spoke with organisers and protesters about this debate and what the day meant for them. 

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