Tens of thousands of Melbournians came out to mark Invasion Day 2019. As part of my art practice for the year I am going to document as many homemade protest placards as I can.
There was a strong emphasis on black deaths in custody this year, which is hardly surprising as they continue to occur at an alarming rate. As of August 2018, 147 Aboriginal people have died in police custody or in jail. The number today 28 January 2019 is over 150.
Many of the deceased were honoured on Invasion Day 2019
There is no pride in genocide
A lot of people took up the genocide theme in 2019