- The Guardian
- Issue #2082
Palestine rally, Chalmers.
In the first demonstration in Logan City in Brisbane in support of Palestinians, an estimated 1500 to 2000 people, and hundreds of cars have surrounded Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ office in a protest against the Albanese government’s criminal support for the genocidal assault on Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.
The mood at the rally was defiant, angry, and sad. In an event in nearby Logan Gardens, protesters spoke out against Chalmers and the ALP government’s failure to oppose the genocide. The rally also did a loop of a bowls club where Chalmers was supposed to be hosting a Christmas party, chanting “Jim Chalmers you can’t hide.”
Demonstrations in Melbourne and Sydney in the eighth week in a row were also massive and attended by thousands. There have also been protests in Canberra and Adelaide. Communist Party of Australia members attended all these events, proudly displaying the Party’s new banners in support of Palestine.