The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House

The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House

Hundreds of torchlights shone on the Sydney Opera House as protesters attempted to disrupt the controversial promotion of a multi-million dollar horse race on the icon's sails.

The forecourt and surrounding areas of the Opera House were packed with onlookers and people looking to make a stand against the use of the building to promote race colours, barrier draw numbers and The Everest Trophy for the lucrative event.

When the sails were lit up at 7.39pm, the crowd let out an enormous boo and screamed "shame on you", "our house not for sale" and "turn it off" during the 20-minute illumination.

Louise Herron's opposition to projecting horse race advertising on the World Heritage-listed sails earned her the ire of shock jock Alan Jones earlier in the week, with Jones letting rip in an interview many have described as "bullying". It falls in the middle of Melbourne's marquee Spring Racing Carnival, a strategic move by Racing NSW who have ambitions to drag money and attention out of Victoria. "Call Alan" onto the famous building.

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Controversy continues to plague The Everest horse race, with Racing NSW now suspending all bets on the event - billed as the "world's richest race on turf" - until this evening citing "security risks".

The weather gods appear to be smiling on Mick Bell's on-pacer Jungle Edge, who is renowned for his ability on rain-affected ground - and he remains a slim hope of being an 11th-hour entrant for the big one, should one of the 12 secured horses in slots be found to be unable to take their place in the coming days.

Meantime, Jones still got his way, the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is still Jones' puppet and Louise Herron is now a role-model to all Australians for standing up to this politically motivated fuckwits. NSW Police have confirmed they "will have a presence" at tonight's event. Racing NSW boss Peter V'Landys says, however, that Jones has "absolutely no financial interest" in the Everest.

Late last week, Jones, whose program in syndicated on 4BC in Brisbane, called up Herron live on air, telling her she should be "sacked", for her opposition to the promotion. Though the images were still readable, some images Tweeted out by Racing NSW showed quite a considerable difference caused by the lights.

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