29 March 2021
By Matt Hrkac
Extinction Rebellion - Melbourne Autumn Rebellion / week of mass disruption
Photos from Extinction Rebellion's week of mass disruption in Melbourne. View the full collection.
Healthcare workers and supporters stage a die-in at the intersection in front of the Victorian Parliament.
The Red Rebel Brigade make their first appearance of the week on the steps of the Victorian Parliament.
Uncle Bill Nicholson Jr, Wurundjeri Elder, leads a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony at Camp Carlton, which officially opened the Autumn Rebellion.
Sybil Disobedients lead a walk through of the concourse at Southern Cross Train Station to the Batman Hill monument, where companies contributing the most to the climate crisis were pointed out.
Protesters hit the streets for the first major action of the Autumn Rebellion.
Red Rebels make an appearance as a die-in is staged at a busy intersection in the Melbourne CBD.
Several protesters were arrested after refusing to move off the intersection.
Protesters hit the streets at peak hour once again for day 2 of the Autumn Rebellion.
A heavy police presence was present as several protesters locked on at a busy intersection in the Melbourne CBD.
Red Rebels make another appearance.
Sybil Disobedients lead a dance through the streets of Melbourne, in protest against Vic Forests for allowing logging in Victoria's old growth forests.
Police presence was heavy for the duration of the march.
In contrast to the sombre affair of the Sybils forest dance, the politicians' BBQ (of the planet) was high energy and satirical.
En route to the NewsCorp headquarters in Melbourne's Docklands for the March Against Murdoch.
Rupert Murdoch leads his minions.
A die in is staged at the front entrance of the NewsCorp building, flanked by a heavy police presence.
A police officer holds the head of Rupert Murdoch, seemingly not knowing what to do with it.
XR Youth stage a climate justice street party through the Melbourne CBD.
A heavy police presence was also present.
Women's march for climate justice.
Several protesters glued on at and occupied the Flinders Street Station intersection.
Capping off a huge week of climate justice action: DISCO-bedience for climate action.
A die-in was also staged.
Protesters jumped into and danced in the fountain at Carlton Gardens afterwards.
About the author:
Matt Hrkac is a writer and photographer based in Geelong. He has particular interests in politics, elections, social movements and the trade union movement. If you like what you see here, please consider giving a small donation to help cover the expenses.
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