Extinction Rebellion protesters cause chaos across Brisbane once again
Nearly 20 people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion activists continued to cause trouble across Brisbane as part of a week of action against climate change.
One protester suspended himself inside a hammock from the underside of Brisbane’s Story Bridge, with a banner and flags attached.
Police negotiated with the Extinction Rebellion activist and all lanes of the bridge remain open.
He has now come down from the hammock.
— Jess Millward (@JessMillward9) October 7, 2019
The man reportedly had several days of supplies on him and was refusing to come down until Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared a climate emergency.
Elsewhere in the Brisbane CBD, protesters have locked themselves inside drum barrels and onto boat trailers.
4BC Reporter Jarryd Braybrook is there and updates Ray on the carnage.
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Meanwhile, Extinction Rebellion ringleader Eric ‘Serge’ Herbert escaped court with no conviction today.
He was allegedly being caught protesting in Brisbane’s CBD yesterday, breaching his bail conditions.
BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion’s most prolific Queensland protester Eric Herbert, has been slapped with 40hrs community service, avoiding a conviction. Court hears he’s copped more than $2000 in fines to this point. Court hears he’s not working. @NewsTalk4BC @2GB873
— Anthony Laughton (@arlaughton) October 8, 2019
More than 50 people were arrested during yesterday’s rallies across the country, including 38 in Sydney.
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