Arrests begin as Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters block cities

Arrests begin as Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters block cities, by Tessa Akerman.

An Extinction Rebellion protest in Melbourne has seen dozens of arrests, a crowd chanting “climate hero” as protesters were carried off or led away by police. …

The group’s police liaison, who did not want to be named, said all the arrestees had volunteered to be arrested and were well briefed on their rights and what to expect.

“They feel their actions are justified for the climate and biodiversity emergency,” he said.