Protester’s pointed message. Pictures: John Grainger
Protester’s pointed message. Pictures: John Grainger

Hundreds gather for Sydney ‘Invasion Day’ protest march

HUNDREDS of activists, joined by former Swans footy stars Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin, have gathered at The Block in Redfern as an Invasion Day march kicks off.

The rally will move north towards the city and is expected to rapidly growing in numbers throughout the day.

Protest selfie... Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin at today’s rally. John Grainger
Protest selfie... Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin at today’s rally. John Grainger


Speakers with megaphones on stage at The Block have encouraged protesters to remain "peaceful" after last year's rally became violent.

The rally was organised by grassroots Greens protesters and activists from Fighting in Resistance Equally.

Protesters are being encouraged to sign up to the Greens party and the Socialist Alliance.

People gather at Redfern for today’s rally.
People gather at Redfern for today’s rally.
Activist holds up placard as today’s rally kicked off in Redfern. Picture: John Grainger
Activist holds up placard as today’s rally kicked off in Redfern. Picture: John Grainger

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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