Australians For Syria Protest in Sydney
On 5 August 2012 a rally was held in Sydney in support of the Syrian government by members of the Syrian community and Australians.
Some four thousand people gathered peacefully at The Sydney Town Hall to express solidarity about the tragedy in Syria.
A number of speakers, from various sections of the community, addressed the audience concerning the external forces that have invaded Syria and are fighting the elected democratic government.
The people then marched peacefully to The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs in the Sydney city area, where more speakers addressed the people.
Appreciation for Russia and China voting against the US proposed UN-NATO involvement were expressed. The meeting then peacefully dispersed.