Cassius Turvey
Credit: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

By now you would have heard the name Cassius Turvey. On October 13, 15-year-old Turvey was walking home from school with his friend when he was violently beaten by a group of unknown men. He was placed in an induced coma with serious brain injuries and later died. While at the time law enforcement deemed the incident as “wrong place wrong time”, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese later condemned the attack as “racially motivated”.

Turvey’s mother, Noongar-Yamatji woman Mechelle Turvey, described her son as “vibrant, caring, jokester with a beautiful smile” with his senseless death capturing the hearts of a nation. It brings to light the very real racism facing First Nations people today with Brooke Boney perfectly surmising the incident in an op-ed, writing, “If walking home from school with his mates is the ‘wrong place’, where is the right place?”

Vigils and peaceful rallies will be held across Australia in every major city tonight for Cassius Turvery. Below you can find the nearest one to you.

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Cassius Turvey
Credit: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

NSW

Sydney
Sydney Town Hall
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Newcastle
Civic Park
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Wollongong
MacCabe Park
Wednesday November 2 at 5:30pm

ACT

Canberra
Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Victoria

Melbourne
Aboriginal Advancement League
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Geelong
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co Op
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Portland
Portland Skatepark Shelter
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Queensland

Brisbane
King George Square
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Cairns
City Library
Wednesday November 2 at 7pm

South Australia

Adelaide
Victoria Square
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

Western Australia

Perth
Forrest Place
Wednesday November 2 at 12:30pm

Albany
Town Hall
Wednesday November 2 at 6:30pm

Northern Territory

Darwin
Rapid Creek
Wednesday November 2 at 5:30pm

Alice Springs
Courthouse
Wednesday November 2 at 6pm

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