Indigenous protesters block Queen’s Baton Relay on the Gold Coast

A GROUP of indigenous protesters have delayed the Queen’s Baton Relay on the Gold Coast.

The group, armed with Aboriginal flags and giant banners, lined up hand-in-hand across Seaworld Drive at Main Beach just after midday, blocking the Baton, police and media in at the Spit.

Police spent almost an hour negotiating with the group of ‘Stolenwealth’ Games protesters who finally cleared the road just after 1pm.


The Baton relay was due to kick off it’s last leg at 12.16pm and is now over 60 minutes behind schedule.

The protest called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to create a truth commission.

Buses are expected to ferry the indigenous protesters from the Spit to Metricon Stadium in Carrara from 3pm for tonight’s Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

The protesters are expected to take up position on a vacant block of land on the corner of Birmingham and Nerang-Broadbeach Road.