Extinction Rebellion is planning MORE protests to cripple Australia’s economy while the country battles through the coronavirus downturn
- Extinction Rebellion protesters are returning to the streets to cause more chaos
- A small group of activists reappeared in a Brisbane street on Wednesday night
- Group leaders had warned of more disruptions across city centres in 2020
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Extinction Rebellion protesters are beginning to return to the streets to cause more chaos for commuters.
After remaining quiet for months amid the coronavirus pandemic, a small group of the radical environmental activists reappeared in Brisbane on Wednesday night where they blocked off the road at Kangaroo Point. It is understood they were there to show support for refugees who are being housed in a nearby.
One man who was blocked from making a visit to his dying father was left outraged by their antics, 9 News reported.
‘Move this s**t, I don’t care,’ he yelled.
Earlier this year the Extinction Rebellion promised more disruption on the roads and across city centres in 2020.
Extinction Rebellion protesters are beginning to return to the streets to cause more chaos for commuters (pictured: protesters in Sydney in October last year)
Last year saw an activist in Brisbane hang from Story Bridge and other demonstrators glue themselves to the ground (pictured: Protesters in Brisbane in February)
Extinction Rebellion protester Tom Howell said groups across the country already had big plans for the year ahead.
‘People are realising it’s our last chance to do something so they’re willing to put their lives on hold and be arrested and face the consequences and likely jail time,’ he told Springfield News.
‘There’ll be lots of things targeting industry, conferences, as well as the city-based activism, and there are still big pushes for people to go up north to the Adani blockade,’ he said.
Last year saw an activist in Brisbane hang from Story Bridge and other demonstrators glue themselves to the ground.
Pictured: Extinction Rebellion protesters take to the streets of Brisbane in December 2019
This year’s plan was for industry-targeted actions and CBD closures.
‘There are a lot of people who want to target the fossil fuel industry directly, so whether that’s head offices or industry, there’s definitely a lot of people wanting to do it and knowing that they might risk jail time but are willing to do it,’ Mr Howell said.
The activist group believe ‘nonviolent direction action’ is the way to make change amid the climate catastrophe.
‘Everything you love is about to go up in flames and your government is throwing fossil fuel on the fire,’ Extinction Rebellion SEQ wrote on Facebook.
‘Nonviolent direct action is the only way to stop it.’
Activists from Extinction Rebellion participate in a disco protest in Melbourne, Friday, October 11, 2019