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Australia Don't expect an easy drive to work: Extinction Rebellion protesters promise MORE disruption and traffic chaos in 2020

07:55  28 january  2020
07:55  28 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a woman holding a sign posing for the camera: Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters have promised more disruption on the roads and across city centres for 2020© Provided by Daily Mail Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters have promised more disruption on the roads and across city centres for 2020 Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters have promised more disruption on the roads and across city centres for 2020.

The group of activists have planned to 'disrupt Parliament' in Brisbane on Tuesday, to protest against 'dirty politicians'.

'On the 4th of February at 8am, we're going to disrupt the opening of parliament,' the event description says.

a group of people holding a sign: Pictured: Extinction Rebellion protesters take to the streets of Brisbane in December 2019© Provided by Daily Mail Pictured: Extinction Rebellion protesters take to the streets of Brisbane in December 2019 Tuesday's event is only the beginning as 2020 promises to be an even bigger year for the activist group, according to Extinction Rebellion protester Tom Howell (pictured)© Provided by Daily Mail Tuesday's event is only the beginning as 2020 promises to be an even bigger year for the activist group, according to Extinction Rebellion protester Tom Howell (pictured)

'Dirty politicians on both sides of politics have sold our only shot at a liveable future to dirty fossil fuel corporations—and it's time they accepted their dirty money out in the open.'

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The demonstrators will hand 'bags of dirty coal money' to the politicians as they arrive.

Tuesday's event is only the beginning as 2020 promises to be an even bigger year for the activist group, according to Extinction Rebellion protester Tom Howell.

He believes activists are more willing to cross the law to deliver their message.

'People are realising it's our last chance to do something so they're willing to put their lives on hold and be arrested and face the consequences and likely jail time,' he told Springfield News.

Extinction Rebellion groups across the country already have big plans for the year ahead, Mr Howell added.

'There'll be lots of things targeting industry, conferences, as well as the city-based activism, and there are still big pushes for people to go up north to the Adani blockade,' he said.

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Police have accused Extinction Rebellion of causing “high level” disruption and called for courts to pass sentences big enough to deter them from causing fresh chaos Legal teams representing those Extinction Rebellion supporters arrested so far said they now expect almost all of the 1,100 people

About 2,300 volunteers have signed up with Extinction Rebellion to obstruct some of the capital’s busiest roads On Monday at 11am, protesters in London plan to block traffic at Marble Arch, Oxford Circus “The more people we have, the easier it is to hold the space.” Organisers have promised a

Last year saw an activist in Brisbane hang from Story Bridge and other demonstrators glue themselves to the ground.

This year should see a combination of industry-targeted actions and CBD closures.

'There are a lot of people who want to target the fossil fuel industry directly, so whether that's head offices or industry, there's definitely a lot of people wanting to do it and knowing that they might risk jail time but are willing to do it,' Mr Howell said.

The activist group believe 'nonviolent direction action' is the way to make change amid the climate catastrophe.

'Everything you love is about to go up in flames and your government is throwing fossil fuel on the fire,' Extinction Rebellion SEQ wrote on Facebook.

'Nonviolent direct action is the only way to stop it.'


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