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Memorial to 15-year-old Perth student killed in alleged assault

“Halloween was his favorite day of the year. It was a great way to bring the community together.”

Cassius’ uncle, Mark Quickett, a Unification Church minister, said the country was at a crossroads.

Members of the public attend a Cassius Starvey memorial service at Midland Oval. credit:Matt Jeronek/Getty Images

He remembered Cassius’ prophecy that one day his name would be known to many.

“When he was a kid, he used to say, ‘One day I’ll be famous and everyone will know my name,'” Kickett said.

“As we gather here across this land, every state, every territory, every community, every town across this country stand together for justice for Cassius, and stand together on this journey.

“Now is the time for this nation to celebrate the journey of First Nations peoples and our people’s struggle to preserve who we are, our identities, and the challenges that have affected us from colonization. It’s time to understand.

Aboriginal flags waving during the candlelight vigil of Cassius Turvey.

Aboriginal flags waving during the candlelight vigil of Cassius Turvey.credit:Matt Jeronek/Getty Images

“For many of us, that has not changed. Now is our chance to become one nation.”

One of Cassius’ best friends said he had other school friends by his side and never forgot the teenager’s name.

“No matter what your skin color, nationality, or whoever friends you’ve been with, Cassius will always accept you for who you are,” she said.

“He was a best friend to everyone.

“He was a shoulder to cry on, a face to talk to, a teddy bear or, as boys say, a big friendly giant.

“Cassius, your name will change. You deserve to live.”

Washington State Police Commissioner Col Branch, Police Minister Paul Papalia and Midland MLA’s Michelle Roberts paid tribute to Cassius’ mother.

Mechelle Turvey said Blanch offered condolences and answered questions from family members at a meeting on Monday.

More than 40 rallies are planned across the country for Wednesday.

Organizer Megan Krakower said the diversity of people coming out to pay tribute to Cassius was humbling.

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