Traffic chaos in the Brisbane CBD as & # 39; extremist & # 39; climate activists and Greenie politicians block roads during rush hour
More than 100 protesters against climate change have gathered in the CBD of Brisbane, which has fueled traffic and housing chaos.
The massive demonstration led by Brisbane Greens Councilor Jonathan Sri started Wednesday morning at 8 am and is en route to parliament.
Several streets in the CBD are blocked for traffic.
& # 39; Some roads, including George Street, are closed to traffic. Commuters are being encouraged to use public transportation & # 39 ;, said Queensland police.
Protests ahead of Brisbane Council after losing a last minute battle to stop the march organized by Alderman Sri.
& # 39; The mayor has taken me to court this morning to prevent a peaceful protest march through the city. We won. But we must not take our civil liberties for granted. The state government is still trying to water down our right to peaceful assembly, "he tweeted Tuesday evening.
Brisbane's Mayor Adrian Schrinner denied that his failed attempt to stop the protest was an attack on civil liberties.
"People have the right to protest, but not at the expense of the traveling public," he said.
& # 39; I refuse to let Brisbane residents become victims of Cr Sri & # 39; s extreme tactics to disrupt the daily life of Brisbane residents. & # 39;
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