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Protestors set Australia's old Parliament ablaze

Protestors set Australia's old Parliament ablaze

Canberra, Dec 30 (UNI) The old parliament building in Australia’s capital Canberra was on Thursday set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration for Aboriginal sovereignty, police said.
No causalities have been caused by the incident.
The indigenous people have been staging protest for past 14 days in the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the formation of Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the old Parliament's front lawns.
According to BBC report, the tent embassy was a protest occupation site that launched national discussion about indigenous land rights.
Condemning the violence, Prime Minister of the country Scott Morrison said, "This is not how Australia works. I am disgusted and appalled by behaviour that would see Australians come and set fire to such a symbol of democracy in this country."
"Setting fire to a building is not a lawful protest, it is a crime and a serious one," tweeted the deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
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