Protesters carrying Aboriginal flags mark anniversary of day British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour on January 26, 1788, sparking a brutal colonisation of Indigenous people and their land.
Protesters at rallies across the country demanded that January 26 should be considered "Invasion Day."
For many Indigenous Australians, who trace their lineage on the continent back 50,000 years, Australia Day holiday is known as Invasion Day, symbolising the destruction of their cultures by European settlers.
For many Australians, the national holiday means day-long festivities. But Aboriginal people call it "Invasion Day," as it marks the oppression of their ancestors. Now momentum is growing to change the date.
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