Australia: rally in Melbourne to support Muslim community

Thousands of people joined an anti-Fascist rally in Melbourne on Saturday in the wake of the New Zealand massacre, which left 49 worshippers dead and dozens of others injured.

Prayers were read for the victims during the event outside Victoria's State Library to stand in solidarity with the Islamic community. Islamic Council of Victoria secretary Mohammad Helmy was among the many voices calling for an end of the hate rhetoric.

On Saturday night, Sydney's Opera House lit up with The Silver Fern of New Zealand as a symbol solidarity and compassion towards the victims of the attack.

Source: VOV5