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Ten climate activists chain themselves to a pink boat in Brisbane

Ten climate activists chain themselves to a pink boat in the middle of the road sparking commuter chaos in Brisbane – as Aussies turn up in London for The Roo Rebellion

  • Climate protesters locked themselves to a pink boat in Brisbane ‘s CBD 
  • Around 20 police officers and firefighters were trying to remove them
  • Activists sang John Lennon hit Power To The People as they refused to move
  • There were also protests in Melbourne as part of Extinction Rebellion movement 

Climate protesters locked themselves to a pink boat in Brisbane’s CBD on Thursday morning, causing major disruption at peak hour.

Around 20 police officers and firefighters with power tools were trying to remove them as they sang John Lennon hit Power To The People.

The activists placed the blockade on the intersection of Elizabeth and George streets where traffic was stopped as commuters struggled to get to work.

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

Around 20 police officers and firefighters with power tools were trying to remove them as they sang John Lennon hit Power To The People

Around 20 police officers and firefighters with power tools were trying to remove them as they sang John Lennon hit Power To The People

Climate protesters locked themselves to a pink boat in Brisbane 's CBD on Thursday morning, causing major disruption at peak hour

Climate protesters locked themselves to a pink boat in Brisbane ‘s CBD on Thursday morning, causing major disruption at peak hour

The activists placed the blockade on the intersection of Elizabeth and George streets where traffic was stopped as commuters struggled to get to work

The activists placed the blockade on the intersection of Elizabeth and George streets where traffic was stopped as commuters struggled to get to work

Meanwhile, leading protester Eric Herbert, who has been arrested eight times, locked himself to a car near the state parliament. 

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

In Melbourne, protesters waving banners gathered in the CBD and blocked traffic.

Climate activists have glued themselves to the road and locked their arms together in front of a train station in Melbourne’s CBD.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion attached to a catamaran in the the middle of the Brisbane CBD

Activists from Extinction Rebellion attached to a catamaran in the the middle of the Brisbane CBD

The protesters glued themselves to King Street near the aquarium on Thursday morning, blocking trams and traffic.

Others locked their arms together to form a circle at the intersections of Spencer and Collins streets in front of Southern Cross trian station. 

The protest came after Australian activists in London dressed up in kangaroo outfits in a demonstration on Wednesday. 

Australian activists in London dressed up in kangaroo outfits in a demonstration on Wednesday

Australian activists in London dressed up in kangaroo outfits in a demonstration on Wednesday

Police pose with Australian Extinction Rebellion environmental activist performers known as The Roo Rebellion

Australians in London join the protests

Police pose with Australian Extinction Rebellion environmental activist performers known as The Roo Rebellion

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