Last Saturday, tens of thousands of Australians swept the streets of the nation to protest against racism and the systemic injustices faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
As Instagram account Misterbirdz highlighted, in the same week as these protests, a number of incidents have occurred, proving to be emblematic examples of exactly why the Indigenous Lives Matter movement is so important in Australia.
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Here’s what has happened in the past week alone…
Indigenous teenager abandoned by a hospital.
One week ago, 18-year-old Kahliyha McKellar feared she would die when she was thrown out of Melbourne’s St Vincent’s hospital after suffering a drug overdose.