On August 9, university students organised climate action protests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
In Perth, 300 climate activists marched through the city and rallied outside oil and gas giant Chevron’s headquarters chanting “Chevron get off it, our climate is not profit.”
Chevron operates the Gorgon Gas Project in Western Australia, one of the largest natural gas plants in the world.
in Melbourne, more than 500 students and climate activists marched through the rain from the State Library to GHD’s Melbourne offices.
GHD is a global engineering firm working with Adani to design its coal mine in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland. Stop Adani campaigners are calling on GHD to cut ties with Adani, like a number of banks already have..
In Sydney, some 200 activists marched through the CBD to NSW Parliament chanting “Occupy, strike, shut it down” before holding a sit-down on the road in front of parliament. It was the latest in a series of Extinction Rebellion sit-downs in the CBD on Friday evenings.
There was a heavy police presence at all the protests, with horses, riot squad vehicles, the rescue squad (which deals with lock-ons) and, in Sydney, police officers walked alongside protesters in the middle of the march.
Calls were made at all the protests to make the September 20 global climate strike as big as possible.
The four demands of that protest are: Stop Adani; No new coal or gas; 100% renewable energy; and sustainable jobs and a just transition to a green economy.
Below are photos from the rallies.