The Blockade Australia activists on Monday, brought parts of Sydney to a standstill, blocking key roads and a tunnel in protest of what they described as Australia’s “ecological destruction”.
New South Wales police said the protesters— whose actions angered some motorists, with one filmed driving through the protest and colliding with people— were “violent” and “erratic” while marching through the city and blocking streets with barricades and bins.
The police said that more than 10 people had been arrested so far and that they included a woman who used a car to block the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. He stated that the police have commenced an investigation of footage of a car driving through protesters but said no injuries had been reported.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Dunstan, said “the throwing of bicycles, the throwing of garbage bins, the throwing of other items in the path of police… media… [and] innocent members of the public just walking by will not be tolerated,”
Climate protesters with Blockade Australia have promised to bring Sydney to a “standstill” this week, a move which according to them is required for people to take the message seriously.
Story was adapted from BBC.