Anger over 'racist eviction' of Aboriginals from Australian hostel





A backpacker hostel in Alice Springs faces possible legal action after allegedly evicting a group of Aboriginal people because of their race.

The 16 women and children had travelled 120 miles from the desert community of Yuendumu. Six were to train as lifeguards for their town's new swimming pool but soon after arriving at the Haven Backpacker Resort they were all asked to leave because other guests were scared of them.

"The manager came out and told me that we weren't suitable to stay there... I felt like I wanted to cry because it made me feel like I wasn't an Australian," said Bethany Langdon, one of the ousted guests.


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