Protesters called for a ceasefire, condemning world leaders who are complicit in Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
Hosted by the Palestine Action Group Sydney, a crowd of over a hundred thousand attended the sixth straight protest against Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
With chants of “Shame, shame Albanese,” and “Free free Palestine,” filling the CBD, the crowd made its way along George Street to Belmore Park.
The rally featured speakers who demonstrated a "breadth of solidarity" for the Palestinian struggle on campus.
Ridgwell concluded in the proceedings that “mass politics and action” are the most appropriate measures for solidarity and that this is not a matter of taking sides, but an active dismantling of oppression with colonial origins.
“It is a total indictment to the normalisation of Israel, that there is no surprise that the Al Aqsa mosque was attacked. This is the price the Israeli occupation wants Palestinians to pay for their simple existence.”
Organised by the SRC’s Autonomous Collective Against Racism, Students for Palestine and Students for BDS, the event opposed the Israeli occupation of Palestine and expressed global solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The action was organised by Palestine Action Group to oppose Israel’s Operation Breaking Dawn.
The Nakba was the day apartheid was firmly established in Israel, on May 15, 1948
The protest was marred by an intrusive police presence