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Five people have been arrested following the conclusion to a peaceful Invasion Day Five people have been arrested following the conclusion to a peaceful Invasion Day protest in Sydney.

Thousands gathered in the Domain this morning to listen to speeches from First Nations people, with people seated socially distanced.

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Willing said the majority of the protesters were peaceful, however, officers were forced to arrest a small group who weren’t part of the organised group.

Photo shows Invasion Day protests in Sydney. (9News)

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