Around one hundred protestors stopped traffic in Byron Bay today as they staged a march and die-in as they called for action on climate change.
‘We marched on the road from Railway Park and staged the die-in at the roundabout for about five minutes,’ said one of the organisers Sherrie Yeomans.
‘There is only two weeks until the election and the call was “We want climate action – we want it now”. We want the government and the opposition to provide us with clear policies on climate change and the action they are going to take.’
The march was led by the climate angels and brought together a number of different groups including Extinction Rebellion Northern Rivers, Passionate planet protectors and Stop Adani.
‘It was a really good crowd for such short notice,’ said Ms Yeomans.
‘It included school children who supported us on our climate action march as we had previously supported them.’
Following on from the action Extinction Rebellion Northern Rivers will be having their first meeting on Monday at Mullumbimby Commons, 91/74 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby, on Monday evening at 6pm.
‘We are planning more action during the lead up to the election and anyone interested getting involved is welcome to come to the meeting or find out about what we are doing through our Facebook page,’ said Ms Yeomans.
Below: footage of the climate action march today in Byron