1968 Olympics Black Power salute

During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, 1968, two African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Tens of thousands of people marched through Australian cities and towns for Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday, defying an attempt from the police to ban one demonstration through the courts and despite pleas from the prime minister and state leaders for people to stay home.

By SJ STARK AND MICHAEL MOSHI CONTRAST MEDIA

PUBLISHED: 18:10 AEST, 8 June 2020 | UPDATED: 18.49 AEST, 8 June 2020

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