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Extinction Rebellion protesters cover Queensland Parliament with dead fish as part of protest

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Extinction Rebellion protesters cover Queensland Parliament in DEAD FISH as part of bizarre protest calling for miners’ pension

  • Extinction Rebellion Protesters Block Queensland Parliament Entrance
  • They started demonstrating about climate change around 7:30 am on Wednesday
  • They are also calling for state pensions for miners to leave the industry










Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked the main entrance to the Queensland Parliament and strewn the area with fish carcasses and banners.

The protesters, who began demonstrating around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, want the government to take action against climate change to achieve net zero emissions.

Activist Rene Wooller says the state government should offer state pensions to miners to leave the industry.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked the main entrance to the Queensland Parliament, littering the area with fish carcasses and banners

The protesters, who began demonstrating around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, want the government to take action against climate change to achieve net-zero emissions.

The protesters, who began demonstrating around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, want the government to take action against climate change to achieve net-zero emissions.

“The Queensland government needs a climate transition plan that does not exclude miners,” she said in a statement.

“If a politician can get a pension for leaving politics, why can’t miners get a pension for leaving the coal?”

The protesters also want action to save the Great Barrier Reef, after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) labeled it ‘critically endangered’.

Tim Badman, director of the IUCN World Heritage Program, said the extent to which climate change has damaged the reef was unprecedented.

An Extinction Rebellion protester can be seen on the roof of the Queensland Parliament Building in Brisbane

An Extinction Rebellion protester can be seen on the roof of the Queensland Parliament Building in Brisbane

An Extinction Rebellion protester (right) is seen gesticulating as he is removed by police

An Extinction Rebellion protester (right) is seen gesticulating as he is removed by police

Coral ecology expert Dr. Selina Ward said there was enough coral left to save the reef if emissions were to cut drastically, but more work was also needed.

“But we have to act now, we don’t have time to wait,” said Dr. ward.

“We certainly don’t have time for new coal mines and new port expansions.”

An activist was arrested after climbing the parliamentary annex and refusing to come down.

While the gates to the annex remain closed, MPs were able to enter the building ahead of Wednesday’s parliamentary session.

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