Blockade Australia protesters storm streets of Sydney
Chaos in Sydney as climate pests Blockade Australia take to the streets for the second day in a row
- Climate change protesters spotted by CBD on Tuesday morning
Blockade Australia protesters have filmed themselves running through the streets of Sydney ahead of another day of wild demonstrations against climate change.
A livestream from the group shared on Facebook showed dozens running through the city’s CBD and meeting in Hyde Park, while loud cries of ‘what do we want? Climate Justice!’ echoed through the streets.
“Come to Sydney to resist climate inaction by taking strategic direct action in the heart of Australia,” the group said.
‘Coordinated action is more important than ever.’
A group of about 50 people – many wearing face masks – made their way through the city on Tuesday morning as a long line of police officers marched nearby.
“This is about all things necessary for life on Earth,” said one activist who filmed the demonstration.
Blockade Australia protesters have filmed themselves running through the streets of Sydney ahead of another day of wild demonstrations against climate change
Another member, James Woods, said the human species was “tumbling on the brink of total collapse.”
“We are facing a catastrophic climate collapse, the greatest existential threat our species has ever faced, and the system we call Australia is pushing us right past the point of no return,” he said.
‘Within this system there is no possibility for meaningful change. Australia is designed to operate as a project of extraction and exploitation, and without a total turnaround of this project we have absolutely no chance of survival.”
The group has urged more Aussies to join them on Wednesday for another day of chaos.
LNP Senator Matt Canavan labeled the protesters “eco-terrorists” and called for lawbreakers to see the “full force of the law.”
“This just shows how foolish it is to negotiate with eco-terrorists. These people will never be happy,” he told Sky News on Tuesday morning.
“Give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. We signed up for net zero and now they want to stop coal next year.
“They have no idea how the world works – they want to threaten people and force them into submission.
“We must resist it and say nothing more.
“People who break the law should be arrested and confronted with the full force of the law and there should be no sympathy for them.”
He described the protesters as “unreasonable and violent.”
Previously, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek supported the right to protest but said protesters must abide by the law.
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