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An Australian senator will have to repeat her oath after calling Elizabeth II a “colonizer”

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Indigenous Australian Senator, Lydia Thorpe, he had to repeat his oath of inauguration as congressman because he referred to Queen Elizabeth II, who is formally Australia’s head of state, as “colonizer“.

You won’t be a senator until you get it right!“, One of the senators snapped at him after Thorpe’s oath, who was warned by the president of the Senate to repeat the inauguration formula, reports the Australian press.

The environmentalist senator did not attend the official inauguration last week, so she took office alone on Monday morning. She addressed the podium with her fist raised and recited the phrase: “I, Lidia Thorpe, as sovereign, solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful and I will pay true allegiance to his colonizing majestyQueen Elizabeth II”.

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The President of the Senate, Labor Sue Lines, intervened to head off angry criticism from other senators. “You have to recite the oath that appears on the card. Please recite it,” he has summoned. Thorpe has then confronted another Labor senator over criticism of him, although he has finally read the sentence as it was written. “None of us like it,” another senator snapped after the oath.

Thorpe herself later posted on Twitter “I have never relinquished sovereignty“. Thorpe has recently criticized the Australian flag because “it represents the colonization of these lands.” “There is no consent or a treaty, so that flag does not represent me,” he explained in statements to Channel 10.

His intention is to go to Parliament to “question the illegitimate occupation of the colonial system in this country“I am here for my people and I will sacrifice myself by swearing allegiance to the colonizer to be able to be in the media as I am right now, to enter Parliament as I am,” he said.

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