Sydney Opera House protesters disrupt horse racing advertisement
October 9, 2018 | World | No Comments|
(CNN)A controversial advertisement projected on the side of the Sydney Opera House was disrupted by a sea of lights on Tuesday evening, as protesters attempted to ruin the light show with flashlights and smartphones.
Plans to splash an advertisement for the Everest Cup horse race on the side of the UNESCO World Heritage site fiercely divided Australia’s largest city in the past week.
While some considered the use of an Australian cultural icon to promote a race “sacrilegious,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was logical to use the “biggest billboard Sydney has.”