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Thousands of black Aboriginal people protest Invasion Day and call for self-determination in Australia


Thousands of black Aboriginal people protest Invasion Day and call for self-determination in Australia: -- [] -- Britain was forced to look for new lands to colonize as it needed a means to unleash its exploding population to help forward its imperial efforts.

One means in which it would do this, is by establishing a penal colony in which Britain would criminalize its unwanted population and send them to work as laborers.

Despite owing its founding as a penal colony, white settlers celebrate this day because it marks the moment they were freed from the poverty and disease they faced in Europe, through the genocide and colonialism of the black Aboriginal people.

In contrast, the black Aboriginal people rightfully term the day Invasion Day, which would begin the genocide, rape, and occupation of their lands.

In Australia’s largest city, Sydney, thousands protested with speeches and chants denouncing the celebration of aboriginal occupation and also highlighting the oppression still experienced by the black Aboriginal population.

Protesters gathered to listen to speeches that detailed the mass killings, the forced labor and the forcible removal of black Aboriginal children to be “civilized” by white families and missionaries.

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