A message from our Movement Manager:
“The death of American George Floyd and ensuing protests in the United States are a sobering reminder of Australia’s own shameful record on Indigenous deaths in custody.
Since the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991, more than 420 people have died in police custody without a single conviction recorded. You can learn more about their stories here.
We stand in solidarity with Mr Floyd’s family and the families of all the other people of colour who have died in police custody.
As a movement, Amnesty International Australia challenges injustice wherever it happens, and stands for equality, freedom and justice with people just like you. Here’s a guide to how you can support Black Lives Matter.”
Sarah Gooderham, Movement Manager