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Black Lives Matter rallies attract tens of thousands

By ALEC SMART Rallies in support of Black Lives Matter on 6 June attracted tens of thousands across Australia to commemorate George Floyd, a black man who was suffocated to death by a Minneapolis police officer in the USA. Most of the demonstrators followed health authority guidelines to wear masks to limit possible spread of […]

Black Lives Matter

By Rita Bratovich When George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2013, America’s entire Black population responded with anger, disbelief and disillusion. Three women - Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi distilled the nation’s sentiments into a potent three-word phrase, shared as the hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter. The following year, the […]