Man charged over alleged protest during Anzac Day dawn service

A member of the catafalque party stands guard during the Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney, Monday, April 25, 2016. Source: AAP

A 32-year-old man who allegedly yelled out "stop the war" during Sydney's Anzac Day dawn service has been charged over his behaviour.

A man has been charged with offensive behaviour after he allegedly yelled out during the period of silence at Sydney's Anzac Day dawn service.

The 32-year-old man was heard repeatedly chanting "stop the war" during the sombre moment in Martin Place about 5.15am on Tuesday.

Police arrested the man for "behaving inappropriately" shortly after the service.

He was charged with "behave in offensive manner in/near public place and resist officer in execution of duty after he yelled offensively during the dawn service", a police spokeswoman told AAP.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on May 18.

On Monday, a war memorial in Melbourne was defaced with anarchist symbols and anti-war slogan "War is Murder".

The red paint was scrubbed off the brick monument outside Warrandyte RSL in the city's north ahead of Tuesday's commemorations.

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Source AAP

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