Aborigines dance outside Australian parliament to protest against rising domestic violence

Nandini Krishnamoorthy
Aborigines dance outside Australian parliament to protest against rising domestic violence

Aboriginal Australians took their campaign against domestic violence to capital Canberra and demanded that leaders take action on a national level to end family violence among indigenous communities. Members of the Rirratjingu tribe travelled 2,900km from the Northern Territory of Yirrkala and danced at the front door of parliament on Monday (28 November) in the presence of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to draw attention to the issue. "We are seeing horrifying rates of family violence in indigenous communities and it is incumbent on all people — community leaders, political leaders and businesses — to act to drive it down," Rirratjingu elder Bakamumu Marika was quotes as saying by the Associated Press.