Australia’s Pacific minister called Black Lives Matter protests ‘self-indulgent’. He couldn’t be more wrong | Watna Mori

Posted by on June 8, 2020 9:16 pm
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Surely Alex Hawke must realise that he represents Australia to a region of largely black and brown Indigenous peoples

On Friday, as the world was gripped by Black Lives Matter protests, Alex Hawke, Australia’s minister for the Pacific criticised those who attended the protests in Australia, because of health concerns due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

“No one should risk the good position Australia is in, especially to attend a self indulgent ‘protest’ about matters in other countries,” he tweeted.

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