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Climate change warriors plan mass ‘Hong Kong-style’ protests in Melbourne today

Climate change warriors plan to throw the peak-hour commute into chaos TODAY with mass ‘Hong Kong-style’ protests

  • Mass ‘Hong Kong style’ protest threatening to throw peak-hour traffic into chaos 
  • Protest will see hundreds swarm central Melbourne and will begin at 5pm Friday
  • Police urged organisers to cancel as officers taken from bushfire communities 

A mass ‘Hong Kong style’ protest is threatening to throw peak-hour traffic into chaos as hundreds of students flood the streets calling for action on climate change.

The protest through central Melbourne, which will begin at 5pm, has been organised by Uni Students for Climate Justice with the intention of causing as much disruption as possible.

Police have urged organisers to cancel the event as they will have to pull officers away from working in bushfire-ravaged communities to manage the disruption to the city.

A mass ‘Hong Kong style’ protest is threatening to throw peak-hour traffic into chaos as hundreds of students flood the streets calling for action on climate change (Pictured: Activists from in a protest in Melbourne last year)

The protest through central Melbourne, which will begin at 5pm, has been organised by Uni Students for Climate Justice with the intention of causing as much chaos as possible (pictured: Activists from in a protest in Melbourne last year)

The protest through central Melbourne, which will begin at 5pm, has been organised by Uni Students for Climate Justice with the intention of causing as much chaos as possible (pictured: Activists from in a protest in Melbourne last year)

‘To conduct an event which drains that number of police resources away from its number one priority, is really stretching us. It is not considerate,’ North West Metro Region acting assistant commissioner Tim Hansen told the Herald Sun.

Organiser Natalie Acreman said she was ‘sick of talking about the police’ and felt there issue was not a resourcing issue. 

‘This isn’t about resources, this is about trying to stop people from talking about climate change. 

‘These protests are about sending the message loud and clear — to both the federal and state governments — that until we see real climate action, business as usual will not be allowed to continue.’

Organisers have planned for the activists to swarm the streets ‘like water’ appearing and disappearing in various locations. 

Police have urged organisers to cancel the event as they will have to pull officers away from working in bushfire ravaged communities to manage the disruption to the city

Police have urged organisers to cancel the event as they will have to pull officers away from working in bushfire ravaged communities to manage the disruption to the city



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