A colourful crew of Extinction Rebellion protestors added some spice to Election Day in Mullumbimby.
Wearing native animal costumes or the distinctive ‘XR’ insignia, around 40 rebellious locals took part in the protest.
‘Regardless of who wins today our planet is facing a climate emergency that demands action from all of us,’ said Paul Bibby, a member of the group (and erstwhile Echonetdaily reporter).
‘We’re calling on the government to tell the truth about climate change and to face that reality that thousands of species are facing extinction, including our own.’
Beginning with a rally in Federation park, the group marched to the St John’s school polling booth, then to Mullum High School and finally the Mullumbimby community market.
For more information about Extinction Rebellion, go to https://rebellion.earth/, or check out the Extinction Rebellion Byron Bay Facebook page.