Extinction Rebellion Protestor Scales Arts Centre Spire
Promoting rallies in May
Extinction Rebellion Facebook
A man has scaled the spire of the Arts Centre Melbourne, unravelling a banner promoting climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.
Supporters of the group set up tents on Friday morning to watch the unfurling of the banner promoting a three-day climate rally set to take place in the city in late May.
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It also appeared the man attempted to light a flare while upon the spire.
The group says the demonstrations in May will include daily acts of civil disobedience; in line with the group’s reputation of disruptive, high-profile protests worldwide.
Spokeswoman Jane Morton told Nine’s Today the purpose of the demonstration was to draw attention to the climate crisis.
“We are looking at societal collapse, that is what scientists are saying. It’s not really on the news,” she said.
“That is why Extinction Rebellion is going to try to sound the alarm."
Victoria Police were made aware of the situation and responded to the protest.
No comment has been made by Arts Centre Melbourne while police consider their operation.
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