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Last Updated: Monday, 16 February, 2004, 08:12 GMT
In pictures: Sydney riots
Police during the riots
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The Sydney suburb of Redfern has witnessed a night of violence, as police battled with rioters for nine hours
Thomas Hickey
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The riots were sparked by the death of Thomas Hickey, an Aboriginal boy who was killed on his bike
Fire burning in Redfern
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Rioters lit fires....
Fireworks aimed at police in Redfern
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...and even threw fireworks
Rioters in Redfern
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The running battles continued into the early hours of Monday morning
Police in Redfern inspect a burnt out car
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Three inquiries have been set up to investigate Sydney's worst night of violence in years.


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