Rallies held to protest against threat of remote community closures in Western Australia

Thousands of people have marched in rallies around Australia and around the world in a series of protests against the proposed closure of up to 150 remote communities in Western Australia.

In Perth, hundreds gathered at Forrest Place in the CBD where they were addressed by Aboriginal elders who told the crowd they want to work with the Government to strengthen communities rather than abolish them.

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