Radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir held a rally in front of hundreds of supporters in Western Sydney last night denouncing the US and Russia and repeating calls for global Islamic rule.

Women held dolls smeared in fake blood and men held signs declaring "The Axis of Evil: Russia, Iran, Syria, USA", as they called for an end to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria.

The rally went ahead in Lakemba Memorial Park despite the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by an off duty police officer­ just hours before.

Speakers said Muslims in the Syrian capital Aleppo had been subject to horrific bloodshed and called for retribution.

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