Tens of thousands march against Israel's war on Palestine

October 23, 2023

Tens of thousands of people marched through the city's streets on October 21 to demand Israel stop its genocidal war on Gaza and the rest of Palestine.

The protesters also chanted "Shame, shame Albanese!" in a powerful rebuke to the Labor Prime Minister, whose government supports Israel against the Palestinian people.

The march was a triumph against the Chris Minns Labor government of New South Wales, which tried to ban pro-Palestinian demonstrations by falsely branding them as "antisemitic" and "violent".

As in the stationary protest organised the previous weekend in Hyde Park, the rally organisers (the Palestine Action Group Sydney) made it clear that this was a demonstration that rejected Zionism and all forms of racism. 

The march was loud but peaceful and many families took part with their young children.

Wiradjuri woman Lynda-June Coe gave a powerful endorsement of the Palestinian cause, saying: "We will walk with you all the way!"

Coe told a cheering crowd, that filled Sydney Town Hall Square and spilled over George Street, that she saw the the struggles of First Nations and Palestinian peoples  against colonialism as "intertwined".

Another demonstration in solidarity with Palestine will be held on Sunday October 29, 1pm at Hyde Park North (near Archibald Fountain).

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