A few days after the ceremonial funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, thousands of Australians demonstrated nationwide for the abolition of the monarchy. The English monarch is also the head of state of Australia. Many of the protests in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and other cities were organized by "aboriginal resistance warriors," ABC reported. The activists accused the English crown of "racist colonial imperialism". At the same time, a service for the Queen was held in Parliament in Canberra on Thursday, with Governor-General David Hurley, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton commemorating the late monarch.