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Climate change protesters bring Brisbane bus network to hospitals to a standstill

The REAL cost of climate change protests: Dozens of buses queue along a main road as hundreds of hospital workers and a surgeon who was due to perform an operation are caught up in the delays

  • Dozens of buses seen stuck in a queue along a main road into a Brisbane hospital
  • Climate change activists are being blamed for bringing the busway to a standstill
  • The buses were reportedly filled with healthcare workers on their way to work

Climate change protesters have brought dozens of buses to a halt along a main road used to access one of Brisbane’s busiest hospitals.

Activists blocked the Greenslopes busway on Thursday morning as part of their week-long protest. 

The busway services three of the city’s major hospitals; Lady Cliento, Mater Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital.  

The buses were filled with healthcare workers on their way to work including a surgeon who was expected to be in the operating room for surgery at 9.30am. 

Climate change activists brought dozens of buses to a halt along a main road into Brisbane’s busiest hospitals – stopping healthcare workers from getting to work

More than 40 activists have been arrested in the city so far, with some saying they are willing to risk their liberty in order to bring climate issues to the fore

More than 40 activists have been arrested in the city so far, with some saying they are willing to risk their liberty in order to bring climate issues to the fore

‘I’m really disappointed that a handful of climate activists targeted Brisbane’s public transportation which have blocked our health and emergency workers trying to commute to get to our major hospitals on Brisbane’s main busway that services three of our city’s major hospitals,’ witness Christopher Luong shared on Facebook. 

‘This busway is one of the heart to our medical precincts.’

Mr Luong had driven to rescue his sister who had been on one of the buses on her way to work.

‘She told me how the bus was full of health and emergency workers with their hospital id’s showing,’ he said.

‘Whether you’re a labour, liberal, greens, you can all agree this is not acceptable when it endangers the lives of others loved ones and our city’s children when our own health and emergency workers can’t get to work.’

'I'm really disappointed that a handful of climate activists targeted Brisbane's public transportation which have blocked our health and emergency workers trying to commute to get to our major hospitals on Brisbane's main busway that services three of our city's major hospitals,' witness Christopher Luong shared on Facebook

‘I’m really disappointed that a handful of climate activists targeted Brisbane’s public transportation which have blocked our health and emergency workers trying to commute to get to our major hospitals on Brisbane’s main busway that services three of our city’s major hospitals,’ witness Christopher Luong shared on Facebook

The demonstrators are part of the Extinction Rebellion group which is protesting all week in major cities, demanding action to tackle climate change

The demonstrators are part of the Extinction Rebellion group which is protesting all week in major cities, demanding action to tackle climate change

Mr Luong sparked outrage when he posted the image of about 13 buses stuck on the busy road. 

‘There’s a time and a place. Its so frustrating. I wouldn’t be happy either,’ one person wrote.

‘Saw that this morn, didn’t realise it was from the d******d protesters,’ wrote another.

‘This makes me angry at them,’ another wrote.

The demonstrators are part of the Extinction Rebellion group which is protesting all week in major cities, demanding action to tackle climate change. 

More than 40 activists have been arrested in the city so far, with some saying they are willing to risk their liberty in order to bring climate issues to the fore. 



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