Thousands of Women march against sexual assault in backlash over Australian government’s handling of rape claim

Thousands of Women march against sexual assault in backlash over Australian government’s handling of rape claim

Thousands of women marched across different cities in Australia on Monday to call for gender equality and justice for victims of rape and sexual assault.

The March 4 Justice rallies across Australian cities come after a recent spate of sexual assault allegations against some politicians or their staffers in Parliament House.

The protests spread across 40 cities from the likes of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra to smaller towns across the country, with protesters all wearing black as a mark of anger against the government.

Thousands of Women march against sexual assault in backlash over Australian government’s handling of rape claim - Tatahfonewsarena

In Melbourne, protesters carried a huge banner that had the names of almost 900 victims of gender-based violence in the past decade. Organisers claimed that this was the biggest uprising of women Australia has ever seen.

The protests were organised a week ago after Australian attorney general Christian Porter identified himself as the politician facing an historic rape claim. Mr Porter has so far denied the allegation against him.

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