Queensland is fast-tracking proposed laws that could jail climate protesters

Cheryl Sanders
October 9, 2019

As protests got under way in the capital, police were seen cutting two Extinction Rebellion protesters out of a auto blocking off Victoria Embankment.

In Amsterdam, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major road outside the Rijksmuseum, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, and set up tents.

For more about the significance of the coordinated global protests, we speak with Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook.

Police arrested 152 people on Monday, taking the two-day total to 471.

"Parliament declared a climate and environment emergency in April and we've seen absolutely nothing since".

Extinction Rebellion, a nonpolitical movement, launched previous year in the United Kingdom and rose to prominence in April, when it disrupted traffic in Central London for 11 days.

The protesters belonged to a climate activism organization named Extinction Rebellion, according to CNBC.

"We've received advice from police that they have found evidence of materials in these devices that could cause harm", he told ABC radio.

"We have no choice but to rebel until our government declares a climate and ecological emergency and takes the action that is required to save us".

What's been happening and where?

She was arrested on Millbank as the controversial direct action movement blockaded roads in the capital city to demand further action from the Government on environmental destruction and climate breakdown.

Nearly 150 activists have already been detained in London, with organisers vowing to shut down key sites in the city including the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

The National Police said three were arrested for resisting orders by anti-riot officers.

Extinction Rebellion defended its style of protest on the streets of Wellington.

In a friendly atmosphere, in the rain, they held a citizen's assembly in the middle of Tuesday morning to discuss the day's activities and the logistical organization of the camp.

Protesters are calling on governments to "tell the truth" about climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

It describes itself as an worldwide "non-violent civil disobedience activist movement".

Ardern said there were two forms of protest action happening in New Zealand, and she clearly did not favour Extinction Rebellion's approach. "Now time is running out".

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