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World News – AU – Extinction Rebellion hits the streets of Brisbane for the second time in a week

. . The climate activist group will descend for the second time this week on Thursday afternoon in Brisbane to disrupt CBD traffic while calling for increased government action.

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Activists have landed in Brisbane’s CBD for the second time in a week, cutting off the Thursday afternoon commute while calling for increased government action against climate change.

The group of Extinction Rebellion protesters was due to begin in the Post Square around 4 p.m. in the afternoon before marching through and occupying the city streets.

Spokeswoman Rilka Laycock-Walsh said disruptive civil disobedience is the only way to « force unwilling governments to accept and address the threat of climate change ».

« As Australia’s political and economic leaders step up their efforts to protect its polluters and purposely block much-needed climate action, we will stand in their way and disrupt their operations until they can ignore this crisis, » said Laycock-Walsh.

« We need a binding citizens’ assembly that is empowered to develop a climate emergency plan to bring Australia to net zero emissions by 2025 – regardless of the influence of clearly biased politicians. « 

Police quickly collapsed as protesters attempted to set up a milk crate stage at the north end of Queen Street Mall after breaking out of their starting point chanting « Climate Emergency Take Action ». .

Along with the CBD disruption, QLD traffic warned the transportation department of delays caused by a four-car accident on the downtown bypass in front of the RNA Showground tunnel.

While Queensland planned to hit that point by 2050 – with net-zero targets set in a number of other states – it was a far cry from the federal government’s Paris Agreement of 26-28 percent by 2030.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce that Australia will abandon a long-running plan to use leftover loans from the previous Kyoto Accord target to achieve this – which essentially cut the commitment in half.

Thursday’s action comes after two activists caused hours of disruption Monday morning when they blocked a CBD intersection with a truck before climbing to the top with a lock-on device and refusing to come down.

Two protesters on a truck blocked Edward Street in the heart of Brisbane on Monday morning. Photo credit: Extinction Rebellion Brisbane / Meanjin – Facebook

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service staff eventually pulled her down around 9 with a cherry picker and straps. 3pm.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner called to « lock her up ». The couple received a number of public order charges and have been in custody ever since. It claimed it could not agree on bail that would prevent it from attending Thursday’s protest.

The protest group held protests across the city for a week last October.

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World News – AU – Extinction Rebellion hits the streets of Brisbane for the second time in a week

Ref: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au


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