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Australia Bizarre moment Extinction Rebellion climate activists bury their heads in the sand at a popular beach in protest against Scott Morrison

14:54  14 december  2019
14:54  14 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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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.   

a group of people on a beach: Nearly 100 activists took the Glenelg Beach to literally bury their heads in the sand in a protest against the climate crisis. © Provided by Daily Mail Nearly 100 activists took the Glenelg Beach to literally bury their heads in the sand in a protest against the climate crisis.

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.  

a group of people sitting at a beach: Nearly 100 activists took the Glenelg Beach to literally bury their heads in the sand in a protest against the climate crisis. © Provided by Daily Mail Nearly 100 activists took the Glenelg Beach to literally bury their heads in the sand in a protest against the climate crisis.

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. 

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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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