¬†Hundreds of activists rallied in Australia on Thursday to decry colonial Britain’s destructive impact on Indigenous peoples, as the country held a public holiday to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The AFP news agency reports that demonstrators gathered in cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, protesting the persecution of Indigenous people since the British landed in Australia more than two centuries ago. In Sydney, scores of people came together near a statue of Queen Victoria in the city centre before marching through the streets.