Australia’s Prime Minister, sparking anger and claiming that slavery never existed in the country, on Thursday, June 11, said that the protestors of “Black Lives Matter” protests should be punished for violating Coronavirus lockdown rules.
Conservative leader Scott Morrison said that the protests violated social-distancing rules and hampered lifting a Coronavirus shutdown, putting the economy in and endangered situation.
While tens of thousands of Australians demonstrated against systemic racism at home and in the United States this week, more protests in line are planned for the coming days. Critics have called for marches to be put a ban on in regard with the health concerns.
The movement that gained momentum very soon in the wake of George Floyd’s death, resonated strongly with many in Australia, a country also battling with the legacy of racist past.