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Here Are 33 Of The Best Protest Signs From Sydney's Rally This Weekend

"My skin shouldn't be a death sentence."

On Saturday, June 6, more than 20,000 protestors took to the streets of Sydney's CBD in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement — as well as bring attention to the 400+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have died in police custody in Australia since 1991.

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The march was held in solidarity with the US protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as in remembrance of David Dungay, an Aboriginal man who also cried out "I can't breathe" to police, before he died in custody in 2015.

Mere minutes before the protest was officially scheduled to start, the New South Wales Court of Appeal declared it an authorised public assembly — overturning a ruling from the Supreme Court the night before, that prevented the rally going ahead based on "public health grounds".

Thousands of protesters attend the Sydney protest.
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What followed was a mass-gathering of Sydneysiders, who marched from Town Hall to Belmore Park — where protestors then took a knee at 4:32 p.m. to pay respect to the 432 Blak deaths in custody.

Protest signs ranged from deeply thought-provoking sentiments, to clever poetry and moving illustrations. Here are some of the best we found:


A protest sign reads "Racism isn't getting worse, it's getting filmed".
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A protest sign reads "I will not be 433".
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A protest sign depicting a police officer leaning on the neck of an innocent person.
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A protest sign reads "Racism is small dick energy".
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A protest sign reads "Why does it take my sign for you to hear black voices?"
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A protest sign reads "Same story, different soil".
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A protest sign reads "My voice will be heard, my life will matter, my name will be known".
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A protest sign reads "I love being black! Shit's kinda dangerous, but it's lit".
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A protest sign reads "Everyone is ready for the world to end, but not ready for #BLM".
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A protest sign reads "Racism is a pandemic too".
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A protest sign reads "I can't breathe".
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A protest sign reads "Australian is not innocent".
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A protest sign reads "Is 250 years of murder and oppression still not enough to get you off? We are still here fighting".
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A protest sign reads "Black women, I love you".
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A protest sign reads "Racism won't stop in a pandemic".
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A protest sign reads "Justice delayed = justice denied".
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A protest sign reads "If you're not angry, you're not looking".
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A protest sign reads "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere".
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A protest sign reads "Go back to eating donuts, end police brutality".
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A protest sign reads "Black culture is not a trend".
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A protest sign reads "Black is not a crime".
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A protest sign reads "I stand with you".
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A protest sign reads "Sick of your shit, stop fucking killin us".
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A protest sign reads "Everyone vs racists".
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A protest sign reads "No justice, no peace, fuck racist police".
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A protest sign reads "My skin shouldn't be a death sentence".
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A protest sign reads "You can choose to look away, but never again can you say you didn't know".
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A protest sign reads "Black lives matter, in Australia and abroad".
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A protest sign reads "For my future kids, my life matters".
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A protest sign reads "Trump is a terrorist, change my mind".
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A protest sign reads "Indigenous lives matter".
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A protest sign reads "Justice + non-violent protest".
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A protest sign reads "8:46".
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For those that do not know, eight minutes and 46 seconds was the length of time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer.

You can keep up to date with BuzzFeed's coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement here. Please stay safe. Speak out against the violence and deaths of Black people in custody. Bla(c)k Lives Matter.

Contact Julia Willing at julia.willing@buzzfeed.com.

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