Protesters use spotlights to disrupt Opera House projection – Sydney Video



Hundreds of protesters have disrupted the Everest horse race illumination by painting over the light show with torches and lamps.

Police had braced for thousands of protesters at the Opera House for the controversial illumination at 7.30pm.

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  1. At least the homeless people who don't have a TV set… Well…now… They can watch the Opera House. It's probably better than watching free to air rubbish anyway.

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  2. What are the odds there would be a protest?

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  3. Ha ha ha spotlights looked more like fairy lights, thanks to the Muppets who protested more people now know about the race than before you could not pay for advertising that good well done you have helped promote the big race stand up and be proud of yourself and thanks again.

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  4. Why are you lot banging on about gambling, its a barrier draw for the RACE. Nothing to do with gambling.

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  5. Can somebody tell me what the protest is about?

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  6. Awesome people power!! I wish I was there as my huge battery spotlight would have worked a treat.

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  7. One day we'll see golden arches on the full moon

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  8. I guess the advertisers paid them handsomely for this….
    People should get on their boats and use super powerful lights to shine at it

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  9. Protesters murder them all..who give a toss about advertisement on the building ….

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  10. Yet nobody protests about the way corporate Australia is killing the working class. So bizzare .

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  11. So sorry that 8 minutes of your day was wasted more important things in the world to worry about go get a life .

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  12. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha .. its simple if you don't like it, don't look

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  13. I just want to thank the left wing protesters for creating such a great promo. Your dazzling lights attracted far more attention that any paid advertisement could and best yet you all agreed to work for us for free. Again, thanks, and see you next year! Be sure to bring some tamborines, and feel free to make some drum circles to join in the fun. But please, for the sake of bystanders, take a bath first.

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  14. The Guardian claims this:
    "Australia is the gambling capital of the developed world: its citizens lose far more per capita on this addictive habit than those of any other industrialised nation; a fifth of the world’s poker machines are based there. The consequences can be life-ruining. Almost 200,000 Australians are afflicted by problem gambling: from placing unbearable stress on relationships to financial hardship to mental distress. Indeed, it is estimated that there are more than 400 suicides linked to gambling a year."

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  15. Australia's government's, for sale to any big business, all donations welcome (under the table of course), don't mind the minions, they will be enslaved, once we start our dictatorship.

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  16. Really ,all you lefty snowflake do gooders , where were your protests every new years eve when they desecrate the Sydney Harbour Bridge with firecrackers ,I suppose your all down there enjoying yourselves with a little glass of Moey , damn hypocrites .

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  17. Good job. Next step, campaign to have sports betting ads banned during sports telecasts. How hypocritical of our government, banging on about how dangerous smoking is and sending cigarette prices through the roof, yet using our most prized icon as a billboard for a gambling event. Corruption at its finest. Don't trust the government.

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