Peaceful march calls for ‘Justice for Joyce’

Geraldton Guardian
Police chaplain Keith Carmody holds hands with Anne Jones, foster mother of Joyce Clarke, and says a prayer.
Camera IconPolice chaplain Keith Carmody holds hands with Anne Jones, foster mother of Joyce Clarke, and says a prayer. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Community members have marched in Geraldton, calling for transparency in the investigation of the police shooting death of Joyce Clarke on Tuesday.

Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service chairperson Sandy Davies called for Aboriginal people around the State to march to Parliament House after Ms Clarke’s funeral.

Mr Davies was among a number of people to address a crowd of around 200 people who marched through the Geraldton CBD and gathered at a public park opposite Geraldton courthouse this morning.

Protesters were peaceful but vocal, at times chanting Justice for Joyce.

Community members have marched in Geraldton, calling for police transparency in the investigation of the death of Joyce Clarke on Tuesday.
Camera IconCommunity members have marched in Geraldton, calling for police transparency in the investigation of the death of Joyce Clarke on Tuesday. Credit: Geoff Vivian The Geraldton Guardian

As various people took turns to address the crowd, some gave passionate outbursts seeking information about the investigation.

Mr Davies called for all police to start wearing body cameras immediately, while other speakers called for calm.

Ms Clarke’s young son and other family members were present.

About a dozen police officers were present and seen interacting calmly with the crowd.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn also attended and addressed the crowd.

Many people present had also gathered in front of Geraldton Police Station yesterday.

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