Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gather at the Sydney Opera House and police are advising the Jewish community to stay away.
Around 1,000 protesters march 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sydney Town Hall to the harborside landmark chanting: “Free, free Palestine!” They are surrounded by a heavy police presence. One person at the town hall rally briefly waves an Israeli flag before fleeing.
The opera house is among several public buildings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra that were to be illuminated in blue and white — the colors of Israel’s flag — on Monday night in solidarity with the Israelis.
Burning Israeli flags at the opera house in Sydney – is this how Palestinians pray for peace while Israelis are being slaughtered in their houses. pic.twitter.com/qPL1lM9oNm
— Jeremy Leibler (@jeremyleibler) October 9, 2023