In a prelude to Monday’s action in Brisbane six people from Extinction Rebellion SEQ have blocked in the heart of Brisbane’s business district this morning. The rebels use bike locks to attach themselves by their necks to barricades that have been placed across the southeastern end of Creek Street.
One of the protesters, Myles who is 51 said he is locking-on so his son’s have a future and so humanity can create a positive system that enables life to thrive again.
The area blocked by the Extinction Rebellion members was deliberately targeted as it is home to many of the major banks, mining and weapons contractors who have head offices in the immediate area. ‘The climate crisis means ecological collapse, war, famine, refugee crisis, disease, suffering and extinction,’ said Myles. ‘Knowing this I cannot be passive, I have to do whatever is necessary to change this system of greed and destruction.’
‘It’s business as usual for the many corporations who have their head offices in the immediate area,’ said Tom. ‘The major banks, weapons and mining companies are responsible or complicit in major environmental, ecological and climate-wrecking damage.’
Their action comes five days before thousands of people are expected to attend the international rebellion which kicks off in Brisbane and around the world on October 7.