Images from the annual Palm Sunday Rally. This year the plight of refugees was again the focus of the march, with condemnation of both Coalition and Labor party policies.
About 5,000 people gathered at Belmore Park in Sydney’s CBD for the protest. After an Acknowledgement of Country by Wiradjuri woman, Bronwyn Penrith, and songs from the Solidarity Choir, speakers followed, including ex-Socceroo captain, Craig Foster, unionist Judith Wright, ministers of religions, Father Claude Mostowik, Father Shenouda Mansour and Reverend John Barr, anti-nuclear campaigner, Dr Vince Scappatura, journalist, Dr Anna Broinowski and human rights advocate, Hazara and former refugee, Shukufa Tahari.
The crowd, including a large contingent of medical students, then marched down Broadway to Victoria Park, where further speeches were given.
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