Death of Indigenous Teenager Sparks Rallies Across Australia

Large crowds gathered at vigils across Australia on Wednesday, November 2, for indigenous teenager Cassius Turvey, who was allegedly attacked while walking home from school in Perth, and later died from his injuries.

Cassius, a Noongar Yamatji teenager, was allegedly beaten with a metal pole while walking home from school with a group of friends in Middle Swan on October 13, the ABC said. The 15-year-old died in hospital 10 days later.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the case, the ABC said.

Aboriginal leaders condemned what they called a “cowardly racist act against an innocent child” and urged authorities to hear their concerns, according to NITV.

This footage, filmed by Instagram user @peter_v53.0 shows large crowds gathered outside Old Parliament House in Canberra. Credit: @peter_v53.0 via Storyful

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