Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin | Sat 4th Jul 2020 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Saturday 4th July – Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin

Coronavirus Lockdown Day 104

1,067 cases: 0 new (1 active). 108 new cases in Victoria

Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin

I drove into the city and walked to King George Square, to have a look at the latest “Black Lives Matter” protest. After the really huge protest which took everyone by surprise, no one was quite sure how big this one might be—but it seems the momentum has been well and truly lost as it was quite small, and was an almost exact replica of the earlier protest—right down to stopping at the same places to “take a knee” on their march from King George Square to Musgrave Park. The only difference I saw—apart from the huge lack of people—was an attempted burning of an Australian flag (it turns out plastic flags don’t really burn—it just turned into a sort of flag-coloured lump of plastic).

Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Kumintji Jambajimba Tilmouth Why is ending racism a debate? Fuck Fascists Black Lives Matter Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Ask me for water, masks, sanitiser, snacks How many weren’t filmed? Make being anti-racist great again Indigenous Australians: the most incarcerated people on the planet Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Indigenous Australians: the most incarcerated people on the planet Genocide & Tissues Trump to criticise “cancel culture” during Mount Rushmore trip No more police brutality Build communities not prisons Street Medic Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane So bad even introverts are here Their deaths must not be in vain Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Donate, educate, participate, eradicate Jonathan Sri: The “Where’s Wally” of councillors You stood with us; Now we stand with you Say Their Names 432 Aboriginal deaths in custody Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Prosecute killer cops — 432 deaths — zero convictions Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Prosecute killer cops — 432 deaths — zero convictions Racism is small dick energy ‘Straya: Built on theft & genocide; Addicted to racism Destroy white supremacy Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane All lives can’t matter until black lives matter Witches against white supremacy No justice; No peace; [No racist police] Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Australia has a black history and I am the black future Country music, blues, boogie woogie, disco, electronic dance music, funk, gospel music, groove, hip hop, jazz, rap, ragtime, R&B, reggae, rock ‘n’ roll, soul music wouldn’t exist without black people Together we can help stop the spread of Covid-19 Trying to burn the Australian flag Trying to burn the Australian flag Trying to burn the Australian flag Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane I lost my sister (she didn’t die) she joined the QPS Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane I understand that I’ll never understand but I will stand Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane Black Lives Matter — Abolish Australia Eat the Racist Abolish Australia I can’t breathe — stop police brutality — in memory of George Floyd Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protest, Brisbane

West End

After the protest I met Bronwen at Musgrave Park and we walked to West End and had some curry and a cheese and garlic naan from The Indian Kitchen, then a cheap pizza from Dominos which we ate at the West End Common park. It was almost like coronavirus didn’t exist!

Bronwen’s Parents’ Place

After food we walked the long walk back to the car parked in the city, and then drove to Bronwen’s Parents’ place, before driving home.