Communist Students Protest

This is being organised by the Extinction Revolution

Kids. Greta the dumb Swede has already left her mark. Now these lot of kids in Melbourne are causing trouble. Too dumb and stupid and so indoctrinated at school and I feel we are going to have a huge overhaul of the education systems. The Communists control the teachers union. There is going to be a terrible backlash coming up, at AIM we wont tolerate it. They refuse to listen to responsible very experienced adults. They also have no sense of the moment. OK, so we lose their vote, we dont care.

‘Strong, visible’ police presence as climate rallies kick off amid bushfires

Protesters rally outside as NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian meets with Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers at the Blue Mountains Fire Control Centre in Katoomba, Monday, December 23, 2019. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING
Thousands are expected to attend the rallies running across Australia tonight calling for climate action. Source: AAP

Organisers of a climate protest in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday night have resisted calls from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to postpone their event.

Victoria Police has assured Melburnians it will have a “strong, visible presence” across the city on Friday night as climate protesters descend into the CBD.

They will be joining other rallies around the country calling for more money for firefighting efforts and climate action as bushfires ravage the country.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said authorities were not being pulled back from bushfires to police the protest.

“We have deployed hundreds of resources to support officers in bushfire-affected areas and this commitment remains unchanged,” she said.

“However, we are frustrated by the timing of this protest and it will impact on other proactive initiatives and operations we have in place.

“It also means we now have to redeploy some of our officers who have only just returned from the firegrounds to the protests.”

Thousands of protesters are also calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign and are set to descend on capital cities, including Sydney and Brisbane.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who urged protesters to postpone the event, sent protest organisers a stern warning on Thursday, telling ABC Radio “they risk losing support from those like him that believe in climate change”.

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These warnings had been previously voiced by Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville, who on Wednesday said she was stunned to hear the protests were going ahead.

“This is a really reckless and selfish thing people are doing. “There is a time for protests. It’s not this Friday,” she said.

“I don’t want to see police having to pull people out of (fire-affected) communities to come in and manage a protest.

Thousands rally in Australian capitals to pressure government over bushfires efforts

Protesters hold placards during the 'Sack ScoMo!' climate change rally in Sydney.
Protesters hold placards during the ‘Sack ScoMo!’ climate change rally in Sydney. Source: AAP

Large numbers of people are already gathering in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane armed with signs and placards, many baring the #sackScomo hashtag.

Thousands have rallied in Australia’s capital cities, braving sticky and humid conditions to demand action on climate change and condemning the government’s handling of the ongoing bushfire crisis.

Large numbers of people are already gathering in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane armed with signs and placards, many baring the #sackScomo hashtag, in a dig at Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Organisers, Uni Students for Climate Justice and Extinction Rebellion, are hoping to beat the November climate rally protests  – which saw about 20,000 descend on the Sydney CBD alone.

“Out of control bushfires are sweeping across the state – destroying thousands of hectares, houses, and lives,” organisers said on Facebook.

The protesters are calling for pay for all firefighters and “genuine relief and aid for affected communities”. They’re also seeking an “immediate rapid transition away from fossil fuels”.

In Sydney, several thousand have rallied outside Sydney Town Hall, despite warm and smoky conditions – many holding #sackScomo signs.

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, rain and wet conditions have not deterred protesters.

Earlier, Victorian police said authorities were not being pulled back from bushfires to police the protest.

“We have deployed hundreds of resources to support officers in bushfire-affected areas and this commitment remains unchanged,” she said.

“However, we are frustrated by the timing of this protest and it will impact on other proactive initiatives and operations we have in place.

“It also means we now have to redeploy some of our officers who have only just returned from the firegrounds to the protests.”

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who urged protesters to postpone the event, sent protest organisers a stern warning on Thursday, telling ABC Radio “they risk losing support from those like him that believe in climate change”.

Source: SBS News

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