Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Brisbane today in direct opposition of ‘Australia Day’ celebrations and to call for an end to the “white supremacy that is rooted in colonialism.”

The Invasion Day rally began in Brisbane’s CBD with a number of impassioned speeches before the crowd of masked Indigenous and non-Indigenous people marched in solidarity across the Victoria Bridge and onto Musgrave Park.

Co-organiser and member of Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, Ruby Wharton addressed the crowd to huge applause saying, “you cannot change the foundations of the nation by changing the date” and invited everyone to not only abolish the date but to “abolish Australia.”

Ruby Wharton speaking at Invasion Day rally in Meanjin/Brisbane.