Six more arrests and black and yellow clad protestors marked Day 2 of the Extinction Rebellion in Sydney – just one of hundreds of cities being targeted this week by the global movement.
Dubbed a “bee-mergency” to highlight the threat to bee populations, today’s protest choked streets as the swarm moved into Hyde Park – demanding government action on climate change.
Forty-four activists ranging from teenagers to the elderly have been arrested in Sydney since Monday afternoon.
One of them is 75-year-old biologist Martin Wolterding, seen below being dragged away by police.
Elderly protesters arrested at Sydney climate change rally https://t.co/G9AU1h9idD
— ABC Sydney (@abcsydney) October 7, 2019
Mr Wolterding spoke exclusively to Central News’ Ita Tran after his arrest.
He says he was willing to put his life on the line and can’t wait for his day in court.
– Interview Ita Tran, Photos Ashlea Wheeler