Australia Day: How a sun umbrella started 50 years of Aboriginal protest – BBC News

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Fifty years ago, four men travelled to Australia’s capital and set up a beach umbrella with a sign marked “Aboriginal embassy”.

Their protest grew rapidly to thrust Aboriginal activism into wider public attention.

Today, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy still remains a powerful symbol of protest in Canberra.

A warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers: this video contains images of people who may have died.

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