Week of rebellion

From October 7 to 13, the CBD was subject to a variety of different protests, marches, roadblocks and stunts as part of a Spring Rebellion.

Organised by Extinction Rebellion Victoria, the week protested inaction on climate change. 

A base camp was set up in Carlton Gardens from where activists discussed and planned actions. The organisers told media 111 people were arrested during the week.

Thousands of people joined the actions, which targeted different intersections, roads and bridges during the week. 

The week was part of an international campaign, with Extinction Rebellion chapters across Australia and the world taking part.

Police were deployed in heavy numbers across the city during the week, and Victoria Police have described recruits as “battle hardened” for future climate protests.

A blockade is planned for the International Mining and Resources Conference in Southbank later this month.

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