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Activists bury their heads in the sand on Sydney's Manly Beach on October 11. Climate activists participate in an Extinction Rebellion protest in New York's Times Square on Thursday, October 10. Extinction Rebellion protesters march as a "human forest" in Dublin. They were heading to
Climate activists buried their heads in the sand and say they will run naked through the streets on Saturday as debate rages over harsher penalties for disruptive protestors.
Nearly 100 Climate activists physically buried their heads in the sand in a protest on Saturday.
The activists took to Adelaide's Glenelg beach in an attempt to demand immediate action from those in power.
The event is part of the global Extinction Rebellion campaign, which sees thousands of activists across the world fight for action against climate change.
The action was advertised as a Facebook event, 'Glenelg: Heads in the Sand'
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The event told of the activists plan to demand the government take urgent action and urges them to 'tell the truth.'
'At this action, we will come together to ask the leaders of our nation to get their heads OUT of the sand on the climate and ecological crisis.'
The post went on to detail how the activists would be 'safely' putting their heads in the sand in order to 'dramatize' their demands.
People were urged to attend in business wear, carrying a briefcase if possible.
The Facebook event gathered a lot of attention with 233 people clicking interested in going and 61 people clicking attending.
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It was confirmed by extinction rebellion that between fifty and one hundred activists actually attended the event.
A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion SA told the Daily Mail why the protest was happening.
'As nearly 100 wildfires burn across Australia, worsened by climate-change-driven drought and increasing temperatures, the Government refuses to take meaningful action to protect its people, land, and wildlife.'
They said: 'The crisis keeps escalating, as we have seen with the NSW bushfires.'
'Australia's response to the crisis is being criticized by at least 100 nations at the UN and yet there doesn't seem to be any movement by those in positions of power whether that be the Prime Minister or the federal Opposition Leader.'
The action comes just months after the Extinction Rebellion's recent campaign, in October 2019.
The campaign launched two weeks of peaceful demonstrations which saw climate activists protesting in major cities all over the world.
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