July 23, 2006
Editor’s Note: Often smaller demonstrations took place in Brasil, Argentina, Greece, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, UK, US.
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 09:09:50 +0800
There have been quite big demonstrations today in Paris, Amsterdam and Oslo. But the biggest, in London and this one in Sydney. I suppose there will be a total blackout on the US media on the issue…
This article is from The Star Online (http://thestar.com.my)
Saturday July 22, 2006
More than 10,000 protest in Sydney against Israeli attacks on Lebanon
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) – More than 10,000 people, carrying coffins and chanting “No war,” shrugged off a chilly rain in downtown Sydney on Saturday to protest against Israel’s attacks on Lebanon.
Police estimated turnout at about 10,000 people _ including former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib and the spiritual leader of Australia’s Muslim community, Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali _ while organizers put the number at closer to 20,000.
Parents carried Australian and Lebanese flags as their children wore T-shirts with slogans such as “Stop killing the babies.”
The demonstrators gathered at Town Hall in the central business district, then marched down George Street to an open mall at Martin Place.
Similar protests in Melbourne and Adelaide each drew several hundred people.