Australians Gather for Invasion Day Protests Recognizing Colonization of Indigenous Australians

Protesters in Australia are expected to rally and demand that the country’s national day be changed, as the date marks the arrival of Britain’s First Fleet in 1788 and the subsequent colonization of indigenous Australians. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Australia Day is observed annually on January 26th, but represents “Invasion Day” for Aboriginal people.

In 2021, thousands of people defied public health concerns to protest against the celebration because they think the day celebrates the wrong event. Similar numbers of protesters are expected to gather across Australia again this year.