Protesters gather in King George Square for a Black Lives Matter march.
Protesters gather in King George Square for a Black Lives Matter march.

Protesters gather for BLM march

About 300 people have gathered in King George Square on Friday afternoon to protest against black deaths in custody.

Protestors holding banners which read "say their names" have sat in the city's square before their planned march, chanting "too many coppers not enough justice".

 

About 300 people gathered at the protest. Picture: Shiloh Payne
About 300 people gathered at the protest. Picture: Shiloh Payne

 

It comes after Indigenous woman Sherry Fisher-Tilberoo died of natural causes in police custody at a Brisbane watch house on September 12.

Black Lives Matter protests erupted in the city last Friday following the news of Ms Fisher-Tilberoo's death.

Protesters gather in King George Square for a Black Lives Matter march.
Protesters gather in King George Square for a Black Lives Matter march.

Protesters will march from King George Square to Musgrave Park after a vigil.

The march will go past the Queensland Police headquarters, where demonstrators plan to light candles.

 

Originally published as Protesters gather for BLM march



Your questions answered by independent Murray Peterson

Premium Content Your questions answered by independent Murray Peterson

Members of the public submitted questions for the Gladstone Observer/Courier Mail...

Baby lucky to escape injury in South Gladstone crash

Premium Content Baby lucky to escape injury in South Gladstone crash

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics transported a man to Gladstone Hospital.

Two blazes break out in the Gladstone region

Premium Content Two blazes break out in the Gladstone region

The Queensland Rural Fire Service issued alerts about the two bushfires today.