Climate change protest throws Sydney traffic into chaos, 11 arrested
Climate change protesters marched in Sydney forcing police to close major roads in the city centre while morning traffic through the landmark
Sydney Harbour Bridge was disrupted after a woman chained herself to her vehicle.
Eleven people were arrested, including the woman who police said allegedly put a bicycle lock around her neck and the steering wheel of a vehicle that was blocking all city-bound lanes. The vehicle has since been removed.
Dozens of members of Blockade Australia, a climate activist group, moved across major roads causing peak-hour traffic chaos for motorists and pedestrians. Television footage showed some people throwing garbage bins, construction barricades and milk crates on the road.
Banging drums and chanting "Australia's climate destruction ends here", protesters held banners with slogans including "Disrupt Sydney" and "Resist climate inaction". Police estimated about 60 people were part of the protest.