*(Photo: Sidney Boen)

Tens of thousands have rallied around the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which erupted in the US following the police killing of unarmed man George Floyd. Australian protesters also called for an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody, but had to fight for the right to protest. The Supreme Court ruled the Sydney rally “unauthorised” on health grounds, but that decision was over-turned by the NSW Court of Appeal – just as the rally began.

 Central News had a team of reporters in the CBD, providing these updates throughout the afternoon.


18:30 An hour after the protest was scheduled to finish, groups have thinned and few protestors remain on Sydney’s streets, bringing an unprecedented day of protests in Sydney to a close.

(Photo: Sidney Boen)


Some protestors remain around Central Station and are being moved on by NSW Police


Protestors have slowly started to disband following the scheduled 5pm conclusion.



Sidney Boen and Dylan Crismale have described the police police presence as “friendly” and “respectful” around the protestors as they manage traffic and facilitate the march towards Belmore Park.

(Photo: Sidney Boen)


The protest has started to move from Town Hall on to Belmore Park. Sidney Boen & Dylan Crismale are reporting from the march.


Protestors have filled George Street in front of Sydney Town Hall.


Protestors have climbed on top of shops and shelters opposite Town Hall.

(Photo: Sidney Boen)

(Photo: Sidney Boen)


Protestors like Clarise and her children are keeping social distancing in mind, but feel that the relaxation of restriction in schools and at football games from next week has alleviated concerns of infection among the crowd.

Wendy John spoke to Clarise about her reasons for attending with her children.


There’s a wide range of ages in the crowd today. Many parents have brought their children along to the protest.

(Photo: Sidney Boen)


Wendy John is at Sydney’s Town Hall where protestors have assembled.


Cheers on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall, after the NSW Court of Appeal declares today’s rally legal – overturning yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. (Video: Sidney Boen)





Ready to march, Town Hall (Photo: Nadya Labiba)

(Photo: Sidney Boen)

(Photo: Nadya Labiba)