Hundreds of Australian protesters have staged a mass protest rally at Sydney’s Town Hall against a possible foreign military intervention in Syria.
The protesters expressed strong support for the Syrian government and called on the US and its allies to stop interfering in Syria’s affairs. They also called on the international community to collectively confront the US and Israeli conspiracies in the region. "Syria is the sovereign state and it has the right to determine its own future," a protester told Press TV. The mass rally comes as people around the world are staging anti-war demonstrations against a possible US attack on Syria. Mass protests have been held in the Occupied West Bank, Jordan, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Pakistan, India, Tunisia, and Turkey. Anti-war activists have also gathered in front of the White House on several occasions to condemn President Obama's Syria policy. The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds on the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. Damascus has vehemently denied the accusations, saying the chemical attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation. Iran, Russia and China, among other countries, have warned against foreign military intervention in Syria, which has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011.