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Thousands of climate change crusaders have descended the streets of Melbourne to die a huge & # 39; to organise

Don't they have a job to go to? Chaos in Melbourne as a dying rebellion climate change crusaders blocking streets during a massive & # 39; die in & # 39;

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Thousands of climate change crusaders have descended the streets of Melbourne for a huge & # 39; in-the-in & # 39; to set up, but block streets and cause traffic chaos in the process.

Activist group Extinction Rebellion organized the demonstration in Melbourne in the Victoria House of Parliament on Friday to put pressure on the government to take action against climate change.

The colorful activists flooded the streets this afternoon with smart placards aimed at the freshly chosen Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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But the authorities warn Melbourne residents of long delays due to road closures in the city.

Thousands of climate change crusaders have descended the streets of Melbourne to die a huge & # 39; to organise

Thousands of climate change crusaders have descended the streets of Melbourne to die a huge & # 39; to organise

Some demonstrators decided to dress up for the occasion, to put on white face paint and black clothing to appear as a corpse

Some demonstrators decided to dress up for the occasion, to put on white face paint and black clothing to appear as a corpse

Some demonstrators decided to dress up for the occasion, to put on white face paint and black clothing to appear as a corpse

Activist group Extinction Rebellion organized the rally in Melbourne at the Victoria House on Friday to put pressure on the government to take action against climate change

Activist group Extinction Rebellion organized the rally in Melbourne at the Victoria House on Friday to put pressure on the government to take action against climate change

Activist group Extinction Rebellion organized the rally in Melbourne at the Victoria House on Friday to put pressure on the government to take action against climate change

A large banner, held by a group of girls who skipped the school, quoted the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who first encouraged the students to hit the climate
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A large banner, held by a group of girls who skipped the school, quoted the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who first encouraged the students to hit the climate

A large banner, held by a group of girls who skipped the school, quoted the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who first encouraged the students to hit the climate

A statement from the organizers of the rally said: & # 39; The climate situation is not a political issue, it is a scientific fact & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Labor or liberal, the environment doesn't matter. The government must take action against climate change NOW! & # 39;

Some demonstrators decided to dress up for the occasion, to put on white face paint and black clothing to appear as a corpse.

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Others clung to their posters calling for immediate action against climate change, in particular the use of fossil fuels.

& # 39; Denial is death & # 39 ;, a poster was read.

& # 39; Stop using fossil fuels or life as we know it will die, & # 39; another said.

A large banner, held by a group of girls who had skipped the school, quoted the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who urged students to deal with the climate.

Protesters clung to their posters calling for immediate action against climate change, in particular the use of fossil fuels

Protesters clung to their posters calling for immediate action against climate change, in particular the use of fossil fuels

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Protesters clung to their posters calling for immediate action against climate change, in particular the use of fossil fuels

A painting by newly elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be seen by the crowd on Friday

A painting by newly elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be seen by the crowd on Friday

A painting by newly-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be seen by the crowd on Friday

A statement from the organizers of the rally said: & # 39; The climate situation is not a political issue, it is a scientific fact & # 39;

A statement from the organizers of the rally said: & # 39; The climate situation is not a political issue, it is a scientific fact & # 39;

A statement from the organizers of the rally said: & # 39; The climate situation is not a political issue, it is a scientific fact & # 39;

& # 39; Labor or liberal, the environment doesn't matter. The government must take action against climate change NOW! & # 39;
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& # 39; Labor or liberal, the environment doesn't matter. The government must take action against climate change NOW! & # 39;

& # 39; Labor or liberal, the environment doesn't matter. The government must take action against climate change NOW! & # 39;

& # 39; I want you to pretend that the house is on fire … because it is, & # 39; said the poster.

Residents are encouraged to be patient, plan ahead and allow extra time when traveling to Melbourne & # 39; s CBD on Friday.

& # 39; A number of traffic management moments will be present with Bourke, Swanston, Collins and Flinders streets at different times from around noon to 3 p.m., & # 39; Victoria Police said in a statement.

The police also stressed the importance of a peaceful protest.

& # 39; Individuals have the right to legally attend and protest events, but we ask that people do so in a peaceful and respectful way without affecting the rest of the community, & they said.

& # 39; Victoria Police does not tolerate people who violate the law or are guilty of antisocial or violent behavior.

& # 39; As always, anyone coming to an event in Melbourne to disturb others or to create conflict and incite violence can expect a solid response from the police. & # 39;

Spring Street and Bourke Street are closed because of the protest, Victoria Traffic said.

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VicTraffic recommends travelers to check the transport updates, as bus replacements have arrived due to road closures.

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