Aborigines plan street protest to revive calls for sovereignty

Source: SMH

ABORIGINES angry about having neither a place in the constitution nor a treaty are set to use Australia Day to revive street protests like those of 40 years ago that gave birth to the Canberra tent embassy, a leader of the nation’s peak indigenous body has warned.

”Next week people will be asked that question: will they want to start up political action, particularly with a hostile government, and go back to street demonstrations of 1972? And the answer is likely to be yes,” said Les Malezer, the co-chairman of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.

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