Sydney Extinction rebellion began an indefinite vigil outside NSW Parliament House on January 6 to demand that the NSW and federal governments declare a climate and ecological emergency.
"Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the fire crisis had escalated to an unprecedented level.
"If these bushfires are so unprecedented then why won’t our government admit that their severity is directly caused by climate breakdown, declare a climate and ecological emergency and start implementing policies that reflect that we need to decrease emissions to zero, starting yesterday," the vigil organisers declared.
Members of the public are urged to join the vigil between 7am and 7pm any day of the week.
Photos by Peter Boyle.