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Australian police 'sorry' for harsh LGBT Mardi Gras treatment in 1978

March 4, 2016 - Uncategorized

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It has been an important few weeks for the participants of Sydney’s first ever gay rights march in 1978. First the state government apologised for its poor treatment of protesters, now the police have added their voice. 

On Saturday night in 1978, 53 people were arrested amid violent clashes between activists and police, with many people subjected to ill treatment while in custody. Homosexuality was illegal in the Australian state of New South Wales until 1984.

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Police march in a recent Mardi Gras parade.

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