A young man who allegedly scaled one of Sydney’s most prominent landmarks to wave a Palestinian flag during a mass anti-Israeli protest has been charged.
A 20-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly climbed scaffolding to wave a Palestinian flag from Sydney Town Hall during mass protests against Israeli attacks in Gaza.
NSW Police said the incident happened at 4.40pm on Saturday, prompting the man to be arrested and taken to Day Street Police Station, where he was charged with the trespassing offence of entering closed land without an excuse.
Video posted online shows a man waving a Palestinian flag from the apex of the column-lined facade at the heritage-listed building’s main entrance.
The accused has been granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre court next month.