According to Sydney City Council's head gardener for Hyde Park, Nathan Gray, a pro Hamas protest at the weekend has caused several thousand dollars worth of damage - Protesters trampled Hyde Park, says gardener
Gray says the demonstrators trampled over several flower beds and left rubbish around the gardens.
"All the annual beds that we are probably supposed to have ready for the Australia Day celebrations have all been crushed so it's a bit disappointing. We're in a bit of a bind because they've crushed probably a few thousand this time."
Meanwhile, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says it is unsure who organised yesterday's rally.
I'm not sure whether this is because the group wants to distance itself from the eco-vandals or from the racists who were shouting anti-Semitic slogans.