Serial protester to face court, 33 others arrested in Brisbane

Serial protester to face court, 33 others arrested in Brisbane

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“I am willing to go to prison because we are looking at mass extinction in 10 years,” he said.

The stunt marked Herbert’s 11th arrest in his fight against climate inaction.

The pair were among 33 other protesters arrested on Thursday amid week-long International Rebellion protests in Brisbane’s city centre.

The protesters, ranging in age from 17 to 55, will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on a range of charges, including assault police, obstruct police and contravene direction or requirement.

Police arrested 12 protesters who locked themselves onto a catamaran full of concrete and other objects about 6.15am at the intersection of George and Elizabeth streets. They had blocked one lane of traffic.

When they refused to unlock themselves, they were cut from the boat and had all been removed by 9.15am.

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Five protesters also glued themselves to the intersection of Grey and Russell streets in South Brisbane about 7.45am. They were removed and taken into custody within 15 minutes.

Three more activists glued themselves to the middle of the intersection of Albert and Mary streets about 1.40pm.

During their arrest, one of the protesters kicked a male officer in the hand. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.