Extinction Rebellion protesters cause traffic chaos blocking major Melbourne freeway 

Infuriating Extinction Rebellion climate protester sparks peak hour traffic chaos by sitting on a tripod at the exit for a major Melbourne freeway

  • Extinction Rebellion protesters have assembled tripod on Melbourne freeway
  • The demonstrators have blocked the Kings Way exit off the West Gate Freeway
  • Police are attempting to divert traffic which has come to a standstill 
  • Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of rallies to be held around the city 

Extinction Rebellion protesters have caused peak hour traffic chaos after assembling a tripod at the exit of a major Melbourne freeway.

The climate change demonstrators erected the structure early on Friday morning using metal poles with one member of the group sitting atop the tripod.

The man is holding a sign saying ‘We refused to be the last generation’.

Police are in attendance at the area as an unfolding traffic disaster at the Kings Way exit of the West Gate Freeway in the city’s south east.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have caused peak hour traffic chaos after assembling a tripod at the exit of a major Melbourne freeway

The climate change demonstrators erected the structure early on Friday morning using metal poles with one member of the group sitting atop the tripod

The climate change demonstrators erected the structure early on Friday morning using metal poles with one member of the group sitting atop the tripod

Police are in attendance at the area as an unfolding traffic disaster at the Kings Way exit of the West Gate Freeway in the city's south east

Police are in attendance at the area as an unfolding traffic disaster at the Kings Way exit of the West Gate Freeway in the city’s south east

Traffic is now at a standstill and police are urging people travelling into the CBD to avoid the scene and exit either at the Bolte, Power Street, Montague Street or Todd Road.

The tripod was set up just before 8am on Friday morning before police received reports of the protest blocking the freeway exit.

Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of protests scattered throughout Melbourne as they attempt to bring more attention on the growing climate crisis and put pressure on the government to bring in impactful legislation.  

The tripod was set up just before 8am on Friday morning before police received reports of the protest blocking the freeway exit

The tripod was set up just before 8am on Friday morning before police received reports of the protest blocking the freeway exit

Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of protests scattered throughout Melbourne

Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of protests scattered throughout Melbourne

Earlier in the week they’d blocked roads and tram lines out the front of State Parliament during a mass protest. 

The protesters were pretending to be ‘dead’ covered by white blankets as they call for action from policy makers on the worsening climate crisis.

The individuals lying on the ground have labels attached to their feet suggesting they died of a ‘climate crisis death’. 

Others have been standing on the steps of the building bizarrely dressed in red outfits with white painted faces.  

They also protested outside News Corp headquarters in the city’s CBD, saying the Rupert Murdoch-led media empire have been harmful climate deniers.

Earlier in the week they'd blocked roads and tram lines out the front of State Parliament during a mass protest

Earlier in the week they’d blocked roads and tram lines out the front of State Parliament during a mass protest

Others have been standing on the steps of the building bizarrely dressed in red outfits with white painted faces

Others have been standing on the steps of the building bizarrely dressed in red outfits with white painted faces

Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of protests scattered throughout Melbourne

Extinction Rebellion had promised a week of protests scattered throughout Melbourne

They also protested outside News Corp headquarters in the city's CBD, saying the Rupert Murdoch-led media empire have been harmful climate deniers

They also protested outside News Corp headquarters in the city’s CBD, saying the Rupert Murdoch-led media empire have been harmful climate deniers



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