The gay mob also turned up in Brisbane to support the YES vote

Thousands of NO protesters turned out in Sydney today

Sydney today

Thousands of Australians turned out at rallies across the country in support of the No campaign ahead of the Voice referendum.

At least 10,000 joined the rally’s main location at Hyde Park in Sydney, which kicked off at midday today.

There were thousands who tuned into the livestream.

Rallies were also held across the major metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, as well as regional locations including Casino and Yeppoon.

Former Liberal and now United Australian Party member Craig Kelly was the headline speaker at the Sydney rally, and used his platform to draw attention to the “small group of dedicated, patriotic” people behind the No campaign.

“Just look at the forces that we have against us and we’ve been up against,” he said.

“We’ve got the political parties here in NSW, the Labour Party, the Liberal Party, the Greens and the TEALS all on the YES side.”

“We’ve got the big banks all on the YES side, we’ve got Coles, Woolworths, BHP and Qantas all on the YES side.

“And we’ve even got the big pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer voting for YES.”

“But lined up against that, we’ve got a small group of dedicated, patriotic Australians that are proud enough to stand up and to say no.”

The federal court on Wednesday dismissed a legal challenge from the UAP, which aimed to see crosses counted as a No vote on the referendum ballot.

Mr Kelly told the crowd that the the UAP will be appealing this decision in the next 48 hours. – Thanks to Townsville Bulletin for images

Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth senior speaks to Sydney rally host former Liberal Democrat Ross Cameron. He is wearing a “Yeah Nah” shirt in support of the No campaign. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Swift

Thousands turned up in Brisbane for the YES and NO campaigns

NO campaigners in Brisbane CBD