Here Are 33 Of The Best Protest Signs From Sydney's Rally This Weekend

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Updated on 10 Jun 2020. Posted on 9 Jun 2020

"My skin shouldn't be a death sentence."

On Saturday, June 6, more than 20,000 protestors took to the streets of Sydney's CBD in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement — as well as bring attention to the 400+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have died in police custody in Australia since 1991.

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The march was held in solidarity with the US protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as in remembrance of David Dungay, an Aboriginal man who also cried out "I can't breathe" to police, before he died in custody in 2015.

Mere minutes before the protest was officially scheduled to start, the New South Wales Court of Appeal declared it an authorised public assembly — overturning a ruling from the Supreme Court the night before, that prevented the rally going ahead based on "public health grounds".

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What followed was a mass-gathering of Sydneysiders, who marched from Town Hall to Belmore Park — where protestors then took a knee at 4:32 p.m. to pay respect to the 432 Blak deaths in custody.

Protest signs ranged from deeply thought-provoking sentiments, to clever poetry and moving illustrations. Here are some of the best we found:

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For those that do not know, eight minutes and 46 seconds was the length of time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer.

You can keep up to date with BuzzFeed's coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement here. Please stay safe. Speak out against the violence and deaths of Black people in custody. Bla(c)k Lives Matter.

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