Aboriginal protests at the 1982 Games

Title:
Aboriginal protests at the 1982 Games
NFSA ID:
486275
Year:
1982
Courtesy:
Network Ten (Brisbane)
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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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A Ten Eyewitness news report about protests by Indigenous Australians on 30 September 1982, at the start of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.

Despite the Queensland Premier's ban on street marches, protests were held before and during the Games. As seen in this clip, 39 protesters were arrested at a demonstration during the opening ceremony. As the police moved in demonstrators chanted, 'the whole world is watching'. The protests were significant in placing the issue of land rights on the national and international stage.

In 2012 activists gathered in central Brisbane to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth Games demonstrations.

Broadcaster:
Network Ten