Former mayor arrested for involvement in Extinction Rebellion protests

A former mayor has been charged and a father is in custody as day two of Extinction Rebellion protests continued. #9News

8.10.2019

A former mayor has been charged and a father is in custody as day two of Extinction Rebellion protests continued. 9News

A former Victorian mayor was among dozens of protesters arrested for blocking a major Melbourne intersection during climate demonstrations.

Police yesterday charged him with three counts relating to obstructing an emergency worker and he was released on bail today after his bail application went unopposed.

The Bass Coast Shire takes in parts of Victoria's coastline south-east of Melbourne, including the beachside town of Inverloch.

that Inverloch locals had lost a remarkable 50 metres of beach in just seven years.

Twenty-three people are expected to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on March 12, 2020, while one person refused to enter a bail agreement and will appear in court tonight.

The Extinction Rebellion climate protests movement has planned a "spring rebellion" from Monday to Sunday, including marches aimed at blocking traffic.

Trams and cars were diverted through other parts of the city with Spring Street closed in both directions at the Collins Street intersection effecting trams on routes 48, 109, 35, 11 and 12.

"While it blocks off the city and is a bit inconvenient - I apologise for it, but I don't apologise for the purpose behind it," he said.

Of the 59, 35 people were fined for failing to abide by traffic directions and 24 more protesters were arrested for resisting an emergency service worker.

Journalists were told by police to leave the immediate area around "the arrestables," and were threatened with arrest if they failed to comply.

Police have been forced to intervene in some instances where protesters are endangering themselves and members of the public with their campaigning.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews also questioned the effectiveness of the rallies.

A man who suspended himself underneath Brisbane's Story Bridge as part of Extinction Rebellion protests has surrendered to police and been taken into custody.

Jukes had earlier sent a video to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, demanding a climate emergency be declared. He also posted on Twitter that he had enough food, including fruit, chocolate, curry and water and supplies to stay up there for the rest of the week.

An activist from Extinction Rebellion dangles from the Story Bridge in a hammock as part of protests in Brisbane, Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Former Greens senator Scott Ludlam was also taken into custody yesterday for sitting on the footpath at Broadway and has been charged with failing to comply with police directions.

Dozens of "dead bees" are blocking busy city thoroughfares in Sydney with a large police presence and many arrests already being made.

"I strongly disagree with the prohibition on entering a public event, but the 2.5 kilometre just seems remarkable to me," Ludlam told AAP.

So far, six "bees" have been taken into custody and police anticipate more arrests to be made as the party moves throughout city locations.

Yesterday more than 400 activists marched from Central Station to Broadway.

Photos of the puppeteers were tweeted by Extinction Rebellion Australia alongside the caption, "Most of our local and national media are puppets, keeping silent about the climate emergency".

Today's protest is a precursor to a bigger event planned for Friday when Extinction Rebellion activists plan to "flood" the Perth CBD.

The XR Red Rebel Brigade will appear at demonstrations across the world in protests expected to bring everyday business to a stand still.

The Metropolitan Police said that by 5.15pm local time, officers had made 217 arrests in relation to the protests.

It is part of an "international rebellion" around the world, with action taking place in cities including Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam and New York.

Read more: Nine News Australia

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