Australian Black Lives Matter protests ‘incredibly selfish’, Mathias Cormann says

Posted by on June 6, 2020 10:54 pm
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Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles said protests were a ‘vexed issue’ but Cormann’s comments were ‘tone deaf’

Australia’s finance minister Mathias Cormann has condemned Saturday’s mass protests to demand an end to Indigenous deaths in custody as reckless, selfish and self-indulgent.

Cormann used an interview on Sky News on Sunday to launch a full-throated attack on participants of Saturday’s events in several cities because the protests proceeded in contradiction of current health advice to avoid mass gatherings.

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