Yuendemu residents and other Central Australians have called for police in
remote communities to have their guns taken away in protests held in Alice
Springs on the weekend.

The call was made as part of a national day of action across the nation,
marking 15 years since the Intervention.

At Alice Springs, protestors said police officers carrying guns caused fear
in remote communities.

Walpiri woman Valerie Napaljarri Martin says communities need to keep
strong, and kids should be safe.

Other gatherings in Borroloola, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra
were also held with protestors urging police and corrections officers to
prevent further black deaths in custody.