Extinction Rebellion Brisbane/Meanjin’s Cycle Against Social Collapse caused significant disruption to peak hour traffic yesterday in the Brisbane CBD.
Activists have taken the fight to the front gates of the News Corp printing press in Murarrie, Queensland last night demanding that ‘News Corp tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis,’ said a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR).
The People’s Climate Assembly gathered outside Australia’s Federal Parliament on the first day of sitting, on 4 February ‘to make a stand against the ignorance of the Australian government, and to demand real action in the face of the climate change emergency.’
With the People’s Climate Assembly coinciding with the opening of Australian Parliament for 2020, Extinction Rebellion Northern Rivers is organising two buses to travel to Canberra to take part.
In a Queensland first, three climate protesters have been refused bail in a Brisbane magistrate court.
More than a hundred protesters in Sydney dressed as bees Tuesday morning and pretended to die in Hyde Park, with six arrested, while protesters in Brisbane blockaded peak hour traffic on George Street and police negotiated with a man suspended ten metres from the Story Bridge.
Police also charged a 28-year-old Brisbane man, a 20-year-old NSW man and a 22-year-old NSW woman over their parts in the protest.
The Brisbane midwife said couldn’t stand by as the government ‘harmed children by continuing to ignore the climate emergency’.
‘It is essential that society has a relief valve for people to be able to peacefully, and strongly, act on their beliefs.'
Protestors said they stalled peak hour traffic in both directions and police later arrested 35-year-old activist Sean Nolan before releasing him in the early afternoon.
More than half-a-dozen locals have sacrificed their liberty for environmental causes in the last 24 hours.
Brisbane has again been disrupted by Extinction Rebellion activists as they highlight the climate disaster that, according to the scientific community, needs immediate action from governments around the world.
Police moved in to break up the Byron bypass protest this morning, physically dragging away a number of protestors away, including grabbing at least one person by the neck.
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