Today, 31st of July at Martin place there was an anti-war protest organised by the Lebanese community.
The crowd was chanting strong anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans, with the most memorable being “Israel, USA how many children you’ve killed today?”. Another chant went like this: “What are we fighting for? To stop the war”
Despite highly charged atmosphere the crowd was well organised and well behaved. The riot police present near by in numbers had no need to intervene.
Here are some photographs from the event.
Many people were holding posters with sign “Stop Israeli Terrorism”
Some of the protesters were holding up photos showing burning bodies.
Both Australian and Lebanese flags were waved by the crowd.
Disappointment with United Nations inability to stop the war and killings of civilians was also manifested.
Many of the women were visibly overcome with emotions.
Please note this is a photographis account of events and the author does not endorse or condone the event or its nature and content.