August 4, 2020

Aboriginal group blocks access to Australia’s Uluru over virus fears

Sydney (AFP) – Indigenous residents forced the closure of Australia’s famed Uluru national park Tuesday, after blocking tourists from accessing the sacred site amid fears over the spread of coronavirus.About 30 members of the local community physically blocked dozens of tourists arriving from virus-hit eastern Australia from accessing the park entrance, said Glenn Irvine, manager of Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation, which handles local community issues.Locals said they were blindsided by the arrival of 43 tourists on a flight from Brisbane, Queensland and decided to take action.”We w…

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