On April 15, it will have been 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody, and a national day of action has been organised across the capital cities to demand justice for the over 450 Indigenous people who have died in custody since 1991.

A recent spate of deaths in custody – at the time of writing five people have died since the beginning of March – has further fueled the anger of Indigenous communities and their allies, reinforcing the purpose of the protests this weekend

Gatherings, protests, and marches have been organised for several capital cities for Saturday, April 10 and through next week, so here’s how you can participate in your local protest and join in on the demand for justice and action to be taken.

Each protest will also have its own COVID-safe measures like QR codes to check in with, and those attending must adhere to the state’s current COVID restrictions. If you’re planning on attending, make sure you pack a mask in case you can’t keep 1.5m distance, and make sure you’ve got some hand sanitiser in your bag with water and sunscreen, too.

Where To Find Your Local Stop Black Deaths In Custody Protest

Mparntwe (Alice Springs), NT

Saturday April 10 – 11am
Court Lawns

Meanjin (Brisbane), QLD

Saturday April 10 – 10am
King George Square

Sydney, NSW

Saturday April 10 – 1pm
Town Hall, George St

Naarm (Melbourne), VIC

Saturday April 10 – 1pm
Parliament Steps, Spring St

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Mooro, Goomap (Perth), WA

Thursday April 15 – 12pm
Forrest Place

We’ll continue updating this list with more confirmed Stop Black Deaths In Custody protests.

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