Gridlock for Greta: Thunberg inspired climate change protester brings traffic to Brisbane to a halt while placing a bizarre tripod on a busy city bridge
- Angry midwife, 22, dangles herself over a bridge from a 10-meter bamboo tripod
- CBD traffic in Brisbane was brought to a halt during peak hours
- Protester previously complained about & # 39; British colonial imperialist system & # 39;
- Extinction Rebellion group wants 100 percent sustainable energy by 2025
- More disruptions planned for next Monday with occupation and March
A militant protester against climate change brought Brisbane to a halt on Monday morning after dangling from a tripod on a busy bridge.
Sophie Thompson, 22, closed both lanes of the Victoria Bridge by climbing the 10m high bamboo structure around 7.30 am.
Mrs Thompson, who works as an obstetrician, held an umbrella with the text & # 39; Climate denial is child abuse & # 39 ;.
She also broadcast the event live on Facebook for about 40 minutes and in 2025 demanded 100 percent renewable electricity.
In a press release, Ms. Thompson said that she protested in solidarity with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and & # 39; all school striking children who sacrifice their future to protect our climate & # 39 ;.
In the live stream, Ms. Thompson spoke about her & # 39; privilege & # 39; and the & # 39; British colonialist imperialist system & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Good morning everyone, I am currently on a tripod on the Victoria Bridge in Meanjin, the so-called & # 39; Brisbane & # 39 ;, which blocks two lanes, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I am here with a message as a midwife that climate denial is child abuse. & # 39;
& # 39; Meanjin & # 39; is the Turrbal Aboriginal word for the headland on which Brisbane is built.
Ms. Thompson listed four requirements: 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, to preserve biodiversity, for the media to tell & # 39; the truth & # 39; dismantle climate change and & # 39; colonial suppression systems & # 39 ;.
Midwife Sophie Thompson, 22, was on Monday for an hour on a 10-meter bamboo stand on the Victoria Bridge in Brisbane. Mrs Thompson wants 100% renewable fuels by 2025
& # 39; As a privileged person, I use my privilege to demand and practice civil disobedience so that we can actually act more effectively against climate change, & she said.
Mrs. Thompson climbed down about an hour later when the police threatened to cut off the legs of the tripod.
& # 39; I'd rather come down than cut your legs, so if you give me a moment, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Thompson said she was from the South East Queensland branch of Extinction Rebellion, a British group that uses civil disobedience to try to force governments to give in to its demands.
Mrs. Thompson (right) complained about the & # 39; British colonialist imperialist system & # 39; before she said she had her & # 39; privilege & # 39; would use for civil disobedience to take action against climate change & # 39 ;. Left: The police began to prepare to cut the legs of her tripod, so she climbed down
Further disruptions are in store for Monday for Extinction Rebellion has a & # 39; rebellion week & # 39; planned, starting with a march and occupation from Southbank to the CBD on October 7.
A large number of reactions from supporters on the Facebook page of Extinction Rebellion praised Mrs. Thompson's rush hour.
& # 39; Like & # 39; n great and powerful woman & # 39 ;, Callum Kevin wrote.
& # 39; Brave and beautiful & # 39 ;, wrote Jessa Millicent.
Frustrated commuters who commented on the Queensland Police Twitter feed were not that impressed.
Waarom Why can't we give each individual demonstrator the equivalent of every minute of lost productivity in the city if he protests in this way? Would solve the problem immediately. Can someone please stand up and show some backbone, & Adam Lynch wrote.
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