Carnarvon and Geraldton rallies for Cassius Turvey call for end to violence, racism

Staff reporterMidwest Times
A rally in Carnarvon for Cassius Turvey.
Camera IconA rally in Carnarvon for Cassius Turvey. Credit: Toni Roe

Rallies in Carnarvon and Geraldton were among dozens of events held last week in honour of alleged murder victim Cassius Turvey.

In Carnarvon, people gathered at the Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage And Cultural Centre on Wednesday where they peacefully held a vigil to remember Cassius and call for justice, followed by a community barbecue.

Earlier that day, more than 100 people in Geraldton united for a rally at Edith Cowan Square where women formed a mourning, or crying circle.

On Monday last week, about 150 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Mitchell Street Community Centre in Spalding.

Thousands flocked to rallies and vigils across Australia last week to call for an end to violence and racism in the wake of the alleged murder of the 15-year-old, who died after allegedly being attacked while walking home from school last month.

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Cassius’ mother Mechelle Turvey has called for calm, healing and justice and has urged people not to use her son’s tragic death as a catalyst for more violence.

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