Protesters call for justice for 19-year-old Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker, who was killed by a police officer in the NT in November 2019 (Image: AAP/Kelly Barnes)

Last November, when Northern Territory police constable Zachary Rolfe was charged with murder over the death of Indigenous man Kumanjayi Walker, it felt like a step in the right direction for those fighting for justice for the 19 year old.

“I am overwhelmed for the news today,” Yuendumu elder Ned Hargraves told the ABC.

But for one group, it was a sign that things were heading the wrong way.