• Thousands turned out for Perth’s Invasion Day rally on January 26th 2021 (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Thousands of Australians attend the Invasion Day rally in Perth.
By
Sarah Collard

26 Jan 2021 - 6:23 PM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2021 - 6:23 PM

In Boorloo (Perth) on Wadjak Noongar country thousands of people attended the protest rally against Australia Day with organisers saying it was one of the largest turn outs they’d seen in recent years.

The march began in Forrest Place before continuing on through Perth’s city streets and ended in Langley Park.

Corina Howard, Noongar elder and Perth’s Invasion Day 2021 organiser said the day is about highlighting continued injustices perpetuated against Indigenous peoples in the country.

“We gotta heal our mob first, bring our mob together to protect this Mother Earth; our country because we are custodians 

First Nations Elders from across WA spoke as well as Indigenous advocates including, Dr Hannah Mcglade.

The rally focused on racial injustice, land rights, Indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody.