Dozens of Pro-Palestine protesters have gathered outside the ABC in protest of the broadcaster’s coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hamas

The group held large ‘Free Palestine‘ banners and chanted outside the ABC headquarters in Ultimo, in Sydney‘s CBD, at about 5pm on Friday. 

Footage uploaded to Twitter showed supporters waving Palestine flags while chanting ‘shame shame Guardian, shame shame SMH, shame shame ABC’. 

A woman with a megaphone was heard shouting ‘shame shame Albanese’ while supporters chanted ‘in our thousands in our millions, we are all Palestinians’. 

Twitter group ‘ASU members for Palestine’ posted footage of the protest to Twitter with the caption: ‘I wonder if the ABC will report on the protests outside their studio holding them to account for parroting IDF talking points…’

In another post, the same group accused the ABC of allowing the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) a platform where they could post their ‘propaganda’. 

The group held large 'Free Palestine' banners and chanted outside the ABC headquarters in Ultimo, in Sydney 's CBD at about 5pm on Friday (pictured) before moving to Central Station

The group held large ‘Free Palestine’ banners and chanted outside the ABC headquarters in Ultimo, in Sydney ‘s CBD at about 5pm on Friday (pictured) before moving to Central Station

A woman with a megaphone was heard shouting 'shame shame Albanese' while supporters chanted 'in our thousands in our millions, we are all Palestinians' (pictured)

 A woman with a megaphone was heard shouting ‘shame shame Albanese’ while supporters chanted ‘in our thousands in our millions, we are all Palestinians’ (pictured)

‘Anyone can see Israel is deliberately killing civilians, cutting them off from medical aid and communications. Collective punishment and war crimes,’ the post read. 

‘Yet our national broadcaster trots out IDF talking points or let’s them go.’ unchallenged.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the ABC for comment. 

The protesters moved to the Grand Concourse inside Central Station where they called out Anthony Albanese for his government’s response to the conflict. 

A spokesman from NSW Police told Daily Mail police were not alerted to the protest.

The protest comes after the ABC aired a controversial episode of Q&A on Monday night discussing the Israel-Gaza War without a live audience. 

Instead panelists heard questions from members of the audience via video link.

Host Patricia Kavelas acknowledged the ‘difficult and sensitive discussion’ about to take place, given the sensitive topic matter.

A ‘very significant police contingent’ was also stationed outside the ABC Melbourne studios, she told viewers.

The protest comes after the ABC aired a controversial episode of Q&A on Monday night discussing the Israel-Gaza War without a live audience (pictured)

The protest comes after the ABC aired a controversial episode of Q&A on Monday night discussing the Israel-Gaza War without a live audience (pictured)

The discussion became tense as national chair of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council Mark Leibler and Australia Palestine Advocacy Network head Nasser Mashni clashed over protests being held in Australia. 

The panel was asked if a popular chant heard at pro-Palestine rallies: ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,’ was actually a call to ‘eradicate Israel’.

Mr Leibler said the saying was a ‘racist comment’ and implied there was ‘no room for a state of Israel’. He accused pro-Palestine protests of celebrating violence, however his comments were immediately criticised by Mr Mashni. 

Mr Mashni said Mr Leibler was ‘besmirching our entire people’.

‘We are killed, we’re blamed, we’re smeared,’ he said.

‘The reality is what we have is 75 years of oppression, 75 years of denial. Palestinians are human beings, too. 

‘We have rights like everybody else to live in peace and sanctity.’

Israel has since launched a devastating attack in Gaza that has killed more than 11,000 people - including more than 4,500 children (pictured, destruction in Gaza earlier this week)

Israel has since launched a devastating attack in Gaza that has killed more than 11,000 people – including more than 4,500 children (pictured, destruction in Gaza earlier this week)

A series of Pro-Palestinian protests have been held across Australia since the start of the war which began on October 7. 

Thousands gathered on the steps of the Opera House in Sydney last month in chaotic scenes as Palestinian protesters lit flares and chanted ‘f*** the Jews’. 

At one point, there were even chants of ‘gas the Jews’. 

Israel has since launched a devastating attack in Gaza that has killed more than 11,000 people –  including more than 4,500 children. It’s estimated at least 1,200 people were killed following Hamas’ attack against Israel last month.

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