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Australia Police negotiate with person hanging 10 metres from Story Bridge in Brisbane

00:40  08 october  2019
00:40  08 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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  Four charged over Victoria Bridge climate protest A climate change protester has caused peak hour traffic chaos in Brisbane this morning, suspending herself over a busy CBD bridge.Sophie Thompson, 22, suspended herself over the bridge from a tripod brandishing the message "climate denial is child abuse" about 7.45am.

The Story Bridge is a heritage-listed steel cantilever bridge spanning the Brisbane River that carries vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the northern and the southern suburbs of Brisbane

A British tourist, 30, has vanished in the Brisbane River after jumping from the William Jolly Bridge around 10.30pm on Sunday in what police are 'Everyone was cheering when we looked at the water again he was gone': Horrified friends watched as backpacker jumped off a 10 metre bridge in a

a large ship in the background: Police blocked part of the Story Bridge as they negotiated with the person. (Supplied: Stephen Rashford) © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Police blocked part of the Story Bridge as they negotiated with the person. (Supplied: Stephen Rashford) Police are trying to negotiate with a person hanging from a harness off the underside of Brisbane's Story Bridge as peak hour traffic builds.

Officers were called to the bridge just after 5:50am to find a person swinging from a makeshift harness about 10 metres below.

The left lane inbound on the Story Bridge was closed but has since seen reopened as officers attempt to speak with the person.

Queensland Ambulance Service medical director Dr Stephen Rashford photographed the scene, describing it as "a waste of valuable emergency services".

"Honestly, enjoying our rights in Australia to safely protest does not give you the right to act like a moron and tie up valuable emergency services," he said in a tweet.

"Not sure affecting good people going about their business does anything but demonstrate immaturity."

More to come.

Climate activists prepare to shut down William Jolly Bridge .
On the final day of International Rebellion Week, protesters are preparing to shut down a key Brisbane bridge.More than 1500 people indicated on social media that they planned to join the climate activists on the bridge and peacefully occupy it from 10am, blocking the key bridge entirely until 6pm.

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