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Thousands march in Australia for Indigenous recognition – Al Jazeera English

Demonstrators in major cities demand the national day be changed in honour of the country’s Indigenous people.

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Thousands of people in Australia defied public health concerns and protested against the mistreatment of Indigenous people on Australia Day, the national holiday marking the 1788 arrival of the British First Fleet that is known as Invasion Day by Aboriginal people.
In Sydney, as many as 3,000 people joined rallies calling for the national day be changed, although state health officials had refused to make an exemption to social-distancing rules to allow for crowds of more than 500 people.
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