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Australia Climate activists halt traffic in Brisbane by cycling slow as possible

04:20  21 september  2020
04:20  21 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The most infuriating protest ever: Climate activist pests bring peak hour traffic in Brisbane to a standstill by deliberately cycling as slow as possible on a major road.

Brisbane commuters are warned to expect traffic delays in the CBD as demonstrators linked to Extinction Rebellion stage a slow -moving cycling protest. Heavy delays are expected for traffic heading into Brisbane 's CBD as climate change activists stage a protest during peak hour.

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Climate change activists have brought Brisbane's peak hour traffic to a crawl by cycling as slow as possible on a major road.

Up to 45 demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion are riding bicycles through the city in a slow-moving blockade on Monday.

Kicking off at Kurilpa Park, South Brisbane, at 7.30am the two-hour-long protest is part of a push for Australia to sign on to a binding target of zero net carbon emissions by 2025, overseen by a citizen's assembly.

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Heavy delays are expected for traffic heading into Brisbane 's CBD as climate change activists stage a protest during peak hour. Demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion plan to ride bicycles through the city in a slow -moving blockade on Monday.

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has disrupted traffic in Brisbane for the third time this week. The two-wheeled protest took over Victoria

a group of people riding on the back of a bicycle: Extinction Rebellion activists have brought traffic to a crawl in Brisbane by deliberately cycling slow to protest against Australia's climate change policies © Provided by Daily Mail Extinction Rebellion activists have brought traffic to a crawl in Brisbane by deliberately cycling slow to protest against Australia's climate change policies

'We will be riding as slowly as possible to disrupt peak hour traffic to bring attention to the climate and ecological crisis,' organisers said in a Facebook post.

'We are headed for complete annihilation. The amount of warming we are on track for, will literally mean the death of billions of people.'

'Scientists say that at 4 or 5 degrees of warming, the earth could sustain a billion people. Our governments could push us to 7 degrees of warming.'

Rally organisers have told demonstrators to be COVID-19 safe by travelling in small groups of 10, social distancing and donning masks as they cycle towards King George Square.

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An elderly climate activist is arrested on South Brisbane 's William Jolly Bridge on Friday. Credit:Lucy Stone. Many protesters had glued themselves About 200 activists arrived at 10am and waited for the call to step out onto the road and block traffic in both directions, chanting and cheering as they did so.

Anti-Adani activists plan to march from Reddacliff Place in the heart of Brisbane , across the Anti-Adani protestors from Uni Students for Climate Justice marching through Brisbane streets on June They then spilled over into other parts of the CBD in "swarms", grinding traffic to a halt at the street

Organisers listed 'legal tips' in a Facebook post advising attendees not to communicate with police.

'There will be police liaisons at this protest, they will communicate between the police and activists,' the post read.

a person talking on a cell phone: A protester (pictured) wearing a mask live streamed the demonstration over Facebook © Provided by Daily Mail A protester (pictured) wearing a mask live streamed the demonstration over Facebook

'If the police approach you please direct them to the designated police liaisons.'

'In the past they have not arrested anybody for cycling slowly at similar events …'

Protesters live streamed the disruptive ride over Facebook, with footage showing them chanting 'climate justice' and blasting anthems, such as John Farnham's 'You're the Voice'.

The group are known for conducting high profile stunts for the sake of their cause.

Earlier this month, the activism group dumped manure outside News Corp offices around the city to protest against their coverage of climate change.

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The UN climate change report warns that we need to reduce our carbon footprint before it’s too late. You’re probably well aware of cycling ’s numerous health benefits. But its impact on the planet can make life better and safer for all people, not just individuals aiming for a healthier lifestyle.

As a case in point, climate activists in the northeast United States have for the past month been physically trying to halt coal-filled freight trains, in The video shows the slow -moving train blaring its horn constantly as flashlight bearing activists attempt to halt its movement by appearing to dart in

During a demonstration last year, an activist in Brisbane hung from Story Bridge while other demonstrators glued themselves to the ground.

a person riding on the back of a bicycle: Members of the group spoke at Kurilpa Park, in South Brisbane, before the protest kicked off at 7.30am © Provided by Daily Mail Members of the group spoke at Kurilpa Park, in South Brisbane, before the protest kicked off at 7.30am Read more

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