/Greenpeace activists hanging off Sydney Harbour Bridge protesting climate change

Greenpeace activists hanging off Sydney Harbour Bridge protesting climate change

Updated

May 14, 2019 08:13:58

Greenpeace activists are hanging off the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of a protest over climate change.

Three members of the environmental group have used cables to suspend themselves below the bridge.

The three began the protest before sunrise, and have since unfurled banners on climate change.

Traffic on the bridge is flowing and all lanes remain open.

Police are at the scene directly above the three protestors.

As of 8am this morning the protest was continuing.

Greenpeace said the protestors were “specialist trained climbers” and were joined by protestors on the ground nearby.

“Rural and regional Australian families have borne the brunt of climate impacts so far in this country,” Greenpeace Australia Pacific chief executive David Ritter said.

“Burning coal is the number one cause of climate change in Australia — we’re here to say ‘no more’.”

Greenpeace conducted a similar protest marking the signing of the Kyoto protocol in 1997.

More to come.

Topics:

environment,

government-and-politics,

politics-and-government,

sydney-2000,

nsw

First posted

May 14, 2019 07:36:52