Climate protesters block multiple city intersections, host dinner party in NGV fountain
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters have swarmed the city as another afternoon of disruptions begins.
The protesters have gathered at the intersection of La Trobe and Swanston streets, where they are blocking traffic and trams from passing through.
They’re set to target more areas throughout the afternoon, but have kept their planned disruption locations a secret.
Earlier today, approximately 30 protesters on bikes cycled through the inner-north, blocking the intersections of Hoddle and Gipps streets and Hoddle and Johnston streets during the morning peak.
Extinction Rebellion protesters also staged a ‘last supper’ dinner party in the fountain outside the National Gallery of Victoria today.
Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the annual dinner for coal barons is underway. No use in money on a dead planet. We’re protesting this week for net zero emissions by 2025 #ExtinctionRebellion pic.twitter.com/ODaTun3ODx
— Rose Powell (@rosepowell) October 9, 2019
The protests come as part of a week of rolling disruptions by climate change group Extinction Rebellion.
A total of 69 people have been arrested in relation to the climate protests this week, and police expect to arrest more activists this afternoon.
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