Flag-waving protesters at Sydney’s Lakemba Mosque chanted and cried about the thousands that have been killed in the 17-month uprising in Syria.
Imam and president of the Lebanese Muslim Association, Samier Dandan, called for the end of president Bashar al-Assad’s rule.
Mr Dandan also highlighted the suffering of the Rohingya in Burma, telling the thousands congregated at the mosque that Burma’s Muslim minority continues to be persecuted.
Earlier, the New South Wales Premier was at the mosque where thousands of Australian Muslims were celebrating the Feast of Eid.
Barry O’Farrell joined thousands of worshippers marking Eid, which is the festival to mark the end of Ramadan.
During Ramadan Muslims fast for 30 days during daylight hours.
A street in Lakemba has been closed to cater for the thousands of people who have gathered to pray and hear a special message from the Imam.