Australian news, and some related international items

Mass protest in Melbourne, demanding action on climate change.

Climate change protesters flood Melbourne’s CBD, block traffic in call to action,  More than a thousand people have marched through Melbourne’s CBD and staged a mock “die-in” for climate change. ABC

Key points:

  • Activists marched through the city and staged a “die-in” at Bourke and Swanston streets
  • Organiser Extinction Rebellion called for a Citizens’ Assembly on “climate and ecological justice”
  • The protest disrupted tram schedules in the city during the march

The protest started with speeches at the Victorian Parliament, then marchers moved through the city to the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets where they staged a “die-in”.

A number of protesters dropped to the ground to lie down in the intersection before moving on to Carlton Gardens.

Protesters young and old chanted “this is our future, there is no plan B” and “what do we want — action, when do we want it — now”.

One of the protest organisers, Extinction Rebellion Victoria, called for governments to set up a “Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice” to lead environmental policy.

Extinction Rebellion organised a series of protests in London last month which caused major disruptions…….

May 25, 2019 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, Victoria

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