Thousands gathered in Sydney on Australia Day – the country's national day and anniversary of the arrival of the British First Fleet in 1788 – to protest against the mistreatment of indigenous peoples. For many Indigenous Australians, the holiday is known as "Invasion Day."
A last-minute peace deal brokered between Sydney Police officers and Invasion Day protesters has seen the demonstration go ahead in the CBD, with thousands rallying to change the date. @DamoNews #9News
It was mostly peaceful, but there were some ugly scenes as police tried to deal with protesters at Sydney's 'Invasion Day' rally. About 3,000 turned out in the Domain, despite being warned the gathering was illegal. #7NEWS
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Marchers in Sydney's Invasion Day protest walk from Aboriginal Tent Embassy to Town Hall.