Extinction Rebellion protest causes traffic mayhem for Brisbane CBD

Bad news if you’re heading into Brisbane this morning, another Extinction Rebellion protest is causing mayhem in the CBD.

Protesters gathered on Edward street around 7.00am today, blocking off the whole road with a stationary rental truck.

People were sat on top of the vehicle, with signs calling for zero net emissions by 2025 hanging down the sides of it.


Queensland Police are urging motorists to avoid Queen Street, Edward Street and Adelaide Streets, which have all been affected by the demonstrations.

They’ve begun taking down the signs, but it’s not clear exactly when the streets will be cleared for traffic.

Motorists are being warned of lengthy delays for the morning commute.