Twitter suspends account lobbying against black deaths in police custody

The family of Julieka Dhu, an Indigenous Australian woman who died in police custody, is frustrated following the suspension of their Twitter account.

The suspension comes a few days before the results of a coronial inquest into the death are released.

Ms. Dhu's case has been the focus of national attention as the country contends with the continued deaths of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander peoples in police custody — a tragic legacy of institutionalised violence. 

The Twitter account's suspension matters, not least because social media has helped ensure that Ms. Dhu's death cannot be ignored. Read more...

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