A Black Lives Matter protest sparked by the demise of an indigenous girl in custody has spiralled uncontrolled in Brisbane.
Police have made a number of arrests on the rally outdoors Brisbane’s Police Headquarters, after a 49-year-old girl died in her cella t the Brisbane Watchhouse yesterday.
A bunch of 100 protesters, together with Brisbane Metropolis Greens Councilor Jonathan Sri blocked busy Roma St, swarmed a police automotive, and repeatedly referred to as for police to “allow them to (the arrested protesters) go.”
Police negotiators have been introduced in to diffuse the state of affairs, however that did not work, with a police van nonetheless blocked and one other being blocked additional down the road outdoors the watchhouse.
Police are investigating the reason for the girl’s demise, together with wanting into whether or not she had underlying medical situations.
Protesters might this morning be heard chanting “F*** the police”, “Black Lives Matter”, and “Blood in your palms”.