Pro-Palestinian protesters unfurl banners from Parliament House

Pro-Palestinian protesters unfurl banners from Parliament House

Protesters have made their way atop the roof of Parliament House in Canberra.

About four protesters unveiled several banners displaying anti-war and pro-Palestine slogans.

Multiple police, including AFP officers, were seen on site.

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Protesters were seen wearing face-covering masks.

Other banners appeared to reference the European colonisation of Australia, declaring “Genocide since 1788”.

A media release from a group dubbed Renegade Activists was circulated to multiple newsrooms after the protest began.

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“Today, anti-genocide activists ascend federal parliament in an act of solidarity with our Palestinian, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kin,” it read.

It called for the Australian government to cease its support for Israel and the US.

“Exposing the masters of war is only the first step,” the release read.

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“To the Albanese government: we will not forget, we will not forgive, and we will continue to resist.”

The United Nations has previously issued arrest warrants for both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as leaders of Hamas, on war crimes charges.

The Australian government, including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, has refused to comment on the proceedings, despite condemnation of the court from US President Joe Biden.

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