The NSW Indigenous Rugby League community is in shock this week over the unexplained death of a young Aborignal man who had close connections to the Narwan Eels Rugby League team.
This Friday’s national day of action against black deaths in custody and youth imprisonment coincides with the timing of the annual NSW Koori Knockout Rugby League competition which is being held in Sydney this year.
There will be protests happening all around Australia but with so many Aboriginal teams converging on Sydney for the Koori Knockout, the call has gone out for everyone to get involved with the protests to make sure our voices are heard.
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The Sydney protest starts at 5:30pm this Friday (Sep 29th) outside the Corrective Services office which is a 2 minute walk from Central Station, 20 Lee street. The protest march will then head over to police headquarters in Surrey Hills, grinding peak hour traffic to a halt along the way. We would also like to encourage people to make sure banners are visible around the grounds at the Koori Knockout as NITV will be broadcasting many of the games and scenes from the crowd throughout the weekend.