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Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

Thousands of Australians marked the country’s national holiday on Thursday with rallies in support of the nation’s Indigenous people, many of whom describe the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour as “Invasion Day”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state – social media showed a large crowd gathered at an “Invasion Day” rally in the central business district, where some people carried Aboriginal flags and an Indigenous smoking ceremony took place. Similar actions were scheduled in other Australian state capitals, including in South Australia’s Adelaide where around 2,000 people attended, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.