Aboriginal resistance groups planning Commonwealth Games protests

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Planning is well underway for Commonwealth Games protests by Aboriginal resistance groups.

In 2018, Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth games for the third time and Aboriginal resistance groups are currently planning protests for the third time as well. In a recent Facebook post, The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance group posted the following poster which calls for all groups who are fighting for justice to unite on the Gold Coast for 2 weeks in April 2018.

The Commonwealth is made up of stolen Indigenous land and the dispossession of people of color.The last two times…

Posted by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR on Thursday, 31 August 2017

 

Indigenous protests occurred during the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane as well as the 2006 Games in Melbourne. Protesters who took part in previous protests will be at the protests in 2018 and they will be joined by the new generation that have been part of nation wide protests in recent years such as the Justice for Elijah protests this year and the shut down style protests over the remote community closure threats in 2015 & 2016.

Indigenous protests have been gaining momentum in recent years which have been aided by social media in both the rallying of people to join protests as well as showing protests to the world. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our message that addresses the 229 year old elephant in the room. You can’t walk on to our country, begin a genocide, claim our lands and expect to get away with it. We are still here!

Listen to Gary Foley’s message from the 1982 games in Brisbane.

Will you be on the Gold Coast in April 2018? Let us know in the comments below.

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