Families of Aboriginal deaths in custody victims here in Australia say they stand with those protesting in the U.S.

In the U.S, many have been in the streets protesting the black death in custody of George Floyd.

Last Week – Floyd, who was unarmed, died after being pinned down by a police officer who knelt on his neck and didn’t let off despite the man’s pleading that he couldn’t breathe.

While the incident took place in the States, families of victims of Aboriginal deaths in custody here are standing in solidarity, saying the same happens here.

Last year, the community of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory protested the death of Kumanjayi Walker who was shot while being arrested at home.

Eddie Robertson says supports those hitting the streets.

A relative of 26-year-old Dunghutti man David Dungay who died in a similar way, says he feels for the family.

The Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister says riots in the United States should prompt a discussion about Australian deaths in custody.

Linda Burney told the ABC too many First Nations people have also died in custody and State and Federal Governments need to take urgent action.