Sydney (Tribune Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 13 July 2014); thousands of Australians mostly from Islamic Arab community
gathered near Sydney Town Hall protested against the brutal killing of civilians of Gaza by Israeli military. The demonstrators marched up George Street, to King Street, Castlereagh Street, Market Street and return back to Town Hall where they were loud in their condemnation against Israeli military strikes on Gaza leaving hundreds of civilian including children dead and brutally injured.
The terrifying tortured images of children being killed by Israeli forces are being circulated on worldwide social media creating anger especially in the Muslim World. The Sydney protesters joined millions around the world raising their voices against atrocities in Gaza by Israel.
The protestors waving Palestinian flags, slogans and chanting with shoulder-to-shoulder against USA, and Israel. The protestors also chanting against Tony Abbott’s government for its silence against Israeli brutal attacks in Gaza.
Organiser of the protest, Mr. Damien Ridgewell who was representing Palestine Action Group said in his speech that their rally was
a part of the protests around the world and it will be continued in the coming weeks.
Greens Party NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said that the demonstration delivers a message to the victims of Gaza that we are with them in their pains and suffering. The Australian political leaders must stand up and demand Israel to
stop the on-going strikes in Gaza.
The organisers announced that there will be a bigger demonstration next Sunday, 20th July at 1pm, Sydney Town Hall.