Around 300 people gathered at Riverside Park this afternoon for the Kempsey Black Lives Matter Rally.
The rally was organised by the family of David Dungay Jnr, a local Dunghutti man who died at Sydney's Long Bay gaol on December 29, 2015 after he was forcibly removed from his cell.
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David Dungay Jnr's nephew Paul Silva said the rally was organised to bring awareness to Aboriginal deaths in custody and as a vigil for George Floyd and David Dungay Jnr.
"David Dungay Jnr died the same way George Flyod did," he said.
"I want to see systematic change in the justice system. No one has been held accountable and as a result a life has been lost. When anyone is incarcerated they should be treated like a human being.
Mr Silva said it's important for people to get involved and continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
"The movement today is very important. It's important that people get out and support this."
A traditional smoking ceremony was held at Riverside Park before the crowd began chants of 'we want justice' and took to Kempsey's streets for a peaceful march.
David Dungay Jnr's mother Leetona Dungay was also at the rally and said the support their family has received is immense.
"All black lives do matter, all around Australia and all around the world. It's good to have the Dunghutti Nation behind us," she said.
The rally brought all people from varying backgrounds and life experiences together. Local Tess Carrad was holding a sign that read 'I can never understand, but I stand'.
"I feel it's really important to support this movement. Although I can't myself understand it, I really feel that inequality is underlying our society," she told the Argus.
"This is a case of lifting everyone up so we all have the same rights and opportunities."
The family of Tane Chatfield, who was found unresponsive in his cell at Tamworth Correctional Centre in 2017, also attended the rally.
"We're getting strength of the Dungay's, they make me strong," Tane's father Colin Chatfield said.
The rally remained peaceful as everyone walked through Kempsey's streets before moving back to Riverside Park.
The Dungay family will also be travelling to Sydney over the weekend to attend a second rally to to highlight the high rate of deaths of Indigenous Australians in custody.