Several tens of thousands of people gathered in Australia on Saturday for Black Lives Matter in connection with the death of African American George Floyd in the United States, ABC News reported.
Protests have already begun in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney. In the latter, several tens of thousands of people gathered for the action, it is noted that the organizers of the demonstration and volunteers distributed masks to the participants and provide hand sanitizers.
Earlier, New South Wales State Police appealed to the Supreme Court to prohibit Black Lives Matter in Sydney. The head of the state police, Mick Fuller, explained that the authorities’ claims against the organizers of the march are in violation of sanitary standards adopted in the framework of the fight against coronavirus. On Thursday, the Supreme Court granted the request and banned demonstrations.
According to the channel, on Saturday morning the New South Wales State Court of Appeals filed an urgent appeal against the Supreme Court decision, which was upheld, and the Saturday demonstration was again allowed.
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