Fake Blood Spilled at Melbourne Police Station in Protest Over Shooting of Aboriginal Man

Demonstrators threw fake blood on the street outside Melbourne East Police Station on Wednesday, November 13, in a demonstration against the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker on Saturday night.

Walker was killed at a home in Yuendumu in the Northern Territories. NT Police said on Wednesday that a 28-year-old police officer had been charged with murder for the shooting.

Demonstrations have taken place since the shooting, with rallies held across Australia on Wednesday. In Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territories, protesters marched on Parliament House, where they were met with a line of police.

In a statement published to Facebook, Northern Territories Chief Minister Michael Gunner called for calm. “What I can say, and what is more critical than ever to remember, is that all members of our police force serve us day in night out, keep us safe and often put themselves in harms way,” said Gunner. He called on all parties to be “as respectful and peaceful as possible.” Credit: Tasnim Mahmoud Sammak via Storyful