Organisers of the rally, due to be held next Tuesday, have vowed to push ahead despite concerns about a resurgence of coronavirus infections in the city and pleas from political leaders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the decision “appalling”, New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian demanded it be cancelled and Police Commissioner Mick Fuller plans to go to court to block the protest. Now, the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association has joined the chorus of calls for the event to be postponed, with estimates some 4000 may attend. RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates RELATED: Black Lives Matter organiser says protests as risky as shopping centres for coronavirus The Black Lives Matter protest held in Sydney in early June. Picture: AFPSource:AFP In a statement, the group said it “unreservedly supports peoples’ right to protest and acknowledges the historic and ongoing role that protest has played in changing laws and practices that have discriminated against Indigenous peoples”. “From the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Freedom Rides to the Wave Hill Walk Off, the AIDA remembers those who stood up for equality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians,” the group said. But it also understands the “historic devastation” of unchecked viral contagions on Aboriginal… Read full this story
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