Police estimated that up to 500 people gathered peacefully at Town Hall in Sydney for a late start to the march in support of the return of democracy to Fiji.
The march, led by the Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement, was accompanied by a great deal of singing which brought tears to the eyes of many and Sydney traffic to a standstill.
Men, women and children came out in a show of support for their brothers and sisters suffering the crisis in Fiji.
A church service was held in Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD which was followed by speeches. Speakers include: Parmod Rae, General Secretary of the National Federation Party, Ted Young, a former Minister in the Qarase government and New Zealand-based businessman, Ballu Khan