Photos: XR climate activists defy disaster

December 10, 2020

More than 250 people disrupted the Brisbane city centre as part of Extinction Rebellion's "Defy Disaster" action on December 10.

Police tried to prevent the protesters from marching on the road and arrested a number of people.

A small victory was obtained, however, when activists successfully dropped a banner over the road from a tree.

Photos: Alex Bainbridge

Climate Emergency banner leads the march
Climate Emergency banner leads the march.
Climate justice now
Climate justice now.
Police fail to stop banner drop over the road
Police fail to stop banner drop.
Aunty Karen gives Welcome to Country
Aunty Karen gives a welcome to Country.
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion.
Police arrest peaceful protester
Police arrest a peaceful protester.
Stop denying the Earth is dying
Stop denying the Earth is dying.

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