Five protesters, including a 73-year-old man, GLUE themselves to the road during a rally against Adani mine, as activists warn the marches will continue
- Five protesters have glued themselves to a South Brisbane street on Friday
- They are part of a crowd of over 700 who are protesting the Adani coal mine
- The group briefly stopped buses as they marched over Victoria Street bridge
Five protesters glued themselves to a South Brisbane street on Friday night as part of a rally protesting the Queensland Government’s recent approval of the Adani coal mine.
One woman and six men, among them a 73-year-old, were detained by police for breaching the peace during the protest but have been released without charge.
One of the protesters who glued himself to Russell Street, Daniel Heggie, told The Courier Mail there will be more protests in the near future.
‘I’ve done this because we have had an environmental movement for many years and all the regular channels we have chosen have not worked,’ Mr Heggie said.
Three protesters have glued themselves to a South Brisbane street on Friday night as part of a rally protesting the Queensland Government’s recent approval of the Adani coal mine
Traffic has been disrupted due to the protests in the Brisbane CDB on Friday night
‘I’m not trying to change people’s views but show our leaders that they need to lead or more non violent actions will occur.’
He said today’s protest marked the start of more protests because it will be ‘days and days and months until government listens.’
More than 700 people gathered in Brisbane Square in the CBD from about 4pm and then marched across Victoria Bridge to the ABC studios in Southbank at about 6pm.
It is understood the group wanted a live cross on the 7pm bulletin.
Buses were disrupted as the group sat down on the bridge for a short time.
The protest follows the shutting down of another central Brisbane street earlier this week when two protesters glued themselves to the bitumen on Tuesday.
Some of the protesters who were detained by police during the protest
More than 700 people gathered in Brisbane Square in the CBD from about 4pm and then marched across Victoria Bridge to the ABC studios in Southbank at about 6pm
Eric Herbert (centre with sisters) was reportedly at the protest after earlier this week gluing himself to a Brisbane street
Part of the busy CBD street was shut down for three hours while the pair were unglued.
One of those two protesters, Eric Herbert, was taken into custody and released Wednesday morning after a court appearance.
He has also attended Friday night’s protest, The Courier Mail reports.
During the hearing he represented himself, smiling and nodding as his actions were told to the court.
He was fined $550 after pleading guilty to public nuisance and contravening a direction.
The crowd from Friday night’s protest in the Brisbane CBD