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A woman holds a sign as protestors gather in Sydney, Saturday, June 13, 2020, during a day of demonstrations across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter and refugee rights. Protesters in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth were urged to stay away by government officials concerned about the risk of spreading the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Thousands gather for Black Lives Matter rallies in Australia

Jun. 13, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Protests went ahead in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in far-flung parts of Australia on Saturday against the advice of government and health authorities but on a significantly smaller scale than the previous weekend, when tens of thousands rallied in cities along the east coast....