Two anti-Adani protestors who superglued themselves to a CBD bridge were arrested and charged on September 12.
Queensland Police detained Extinction Rebellion member Tiana Crouch, 17, and fellow protestor Connor, 18, after they superglued themselves to the surface of Victoria Bridge in downtown Brisbane.
The act resembled a similar stunt Eric Herbert, 19, and a young woman pulled to defy the Queensland Government shortly after it approved Adani Australia’s Carmichael Coal Project on June 14. Herbert was fined $550.
Officers were forced to divert traffic around the pair for about 45 minutes until safe chemicals slowly dissolved the glue and the teens could be removed from the bridge.
Nine Network reported Crouch and her suspected accomplice were charged with obstructing justice and released on bail until they next face court in October.
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‘Can’t arrest everyone’
Crouch indicated she would keep resorting to civil disobedience and “whatever it takes” to make the State Government listen.
“They can’t arrest everyone,” she said on a video posted to Extinction Rebellion SEQ’s Facebook page. “I am going to be there on [International] Rebellion Day or however long it takes for the government to agree to take action or tell the truth about the climate emergency that we are in, and I am willing to get arrested or basically anything.”
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The group encouraged other youths to “stand against this state sponsored destruction of our home”.
“These young people are fighting for their future, are you?” the group said on Facebook while, at the same time, promoting its International Rebellion Week of worldwide civil disobedience that starts on October 7.