Candlelight vigil, rally in Geraldton to honour Cassius Turvey and call for justice
A candlelight vigil was held in Geraldton on Monday night in the wake of the death of First Nations boy Cassius Turvey while he was walking home from school in Perth last month.
The 15-year-old school boy and three friends had recently finished a bus ride after school when Cassius was allegedly attacked with a metal pole in his school uniform. He was discharged five days later but returned to hospital after suffering a seizure and two strokes. He was put into an induced coma and died on Sunday, October 23.
On Monday, an outdoor vigil was held at the Mitchell Street Family Centre. Candles shone across the oval at night as the community stood to support the family, while peacefully protesting to end racially motivated suffering.
The vigil was held in loving memory of Cassius, who is being remembered as “Forever Fifteen”.
Vigils also occurred in Midland, Northam, Moora and Warmun Community on Monday night — Halloween — which was Cassius’ favourite night of the year.
On Wednesday, a rally will be held at Edith Cowan Square in Geraldton at 10am.
Events to honour the 15-year-old are being planned around the nation, in major cities and regional centres, on Wednesday.
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