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Australia Extinction Rebellion rally in Sydney marred by arrests as protesters block road, chain themselves to water tank

09:56  07 october  2019
09:56  07 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Police have arrested dozens of protesters during a climate change demonstration in Sydney today, including elderly participants who were dragged away by force.

The rally, organised by the Extinction Rebellion movement, is one of several protests across the country today, calling for more government action on climate change.

Hundreds took part in the Sydney demonstration which began at Belmore Park near Central this afternoon.

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Several elderly protesters were led away, including a man in a suit, whose removal prompted two men to lie down on Broadway in protest against the police intervention, before they too were removed.

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One woman was placed in handcuffs and had her arms pulled over her head by officers as she was led away.

An elderly woman screamed, "You're hurting me, please stop this," as police dragged her across the concrete on her knees, when she refused to leave the road.

Protesters chanted, "This is what democracy looks like" and called those being led away "heroes".

Police on horseback watched on as officers removed five teenage girls from the road, ending the sit-in protest.

The rally then moved to Central Park where protesters held hands, chanted and sung songs.

Four protesters chained themselves inside a makeshift water tank before police and a tow truck removed the tank and cut the protesters free.

New South Wales said 30 people were arrested following the rally, for offences ranging from obstructing traffic to obeying reasonable direction.

Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing said officers' priority was to ensure public safety.

"While police respect the right of individuals and groups to protest, we have a responsibility to the community and local businesses to ensure they can go about their normal activities without being impacted on or put at risk," he said.

"We are aware that this particular group of protesters intend to cause significant disruption to the community, and any future activity of this nature will not be tolerated by NSW Police."

Extinction Rebellion activists form logo on sand at Bondi Beach .
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