Lonsdale Street Braddon closed as Extinction Rebellion march | Canberra Times

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Lonsdale Street in Braddon is closed off as the Extinction Rebellion parades down the street and into the Civic. ACT Policing previously warned Canberrans of possible traffic delays from around 6.30pm on Friday. “Protesters are expected to gather in Haig Park and move through Braddon and the city to Glebe Park from around 6.30pm onwards,” ACT Policing said. Streets that may include Lonsdale Street, Bunda Street and Genge Street. ACT Policing said they will be present at the protest and may close the roads at short notice. SECOND READING: A spokesman for the Extinction Rebellion said the group did not protest, but that they peacefully paraded with a police escort to celebrate two weeks of protests. They carried banners and walked down the middle of the road. They reached Glebe Park in the Civic around 7.40pm. The Climate Activist Group opposes the Morrison Government’s climate change policy. On Thursday night, six climate activists from the group were arrested for blocking the Commonwealth Avenue bridge during rush hour. All six were scheduled to appear in ACT Magistrates Court on Friday, ACT police said. Protesters from Extinction Rebellion parked two trucks and pitched tents on the way to Parliament House. Two people, including 80-year-old retired schoolteacher Margaret Clough, claimed they were super-glued to the road. Police said: “ACT Policing respects the right of individuals to protest peacefully, but criminal activity will not be tolerated.” IN OTHER NEWS: Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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