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We’re On Fucking Fire But The Cops Are Still Arresting Peaceful Climate Protesters In Sydney

The protests were outside ScoMo’s house protesting his holiday disappearance.

Today, we are in another state emergency, and have already had record-breaking temperatures in our heat wave two weeks into summer. NSW is on fire, fires are making their way into Sydney, and the air quality is so poor that we can’t breathe and need air masks, Scott Morrison has disappeared on holiday while we burn, and climate protesters are still being arrested despite being peaceful. What the fuck is this nation.

People Are Being Arrested In Sydney For Peacefully Protesting Climate Inaction

Scott Morrison’s disappearance has rightfully ignited rage in a nation already on fire with it (literally), and this morning a Climate Emergency rally was held outside of Kirribilli House. Climate protesters set up a tent city outside, sitting back and waiting for Scomo to return from holidays, many of whom were children.

Ambrose Hayres, 14, said that their “direct message to Scott Morrison is for him to come home … even though he’s entitled to a holiday, it shouldn’t be at a time where Australia is in crisis.”

David Shoebridge, a Greens MP who has been at the forefront of climate protests and action, was arrested today by cops for “failure to comply” to the move along direction, despite the fact that he was actually trying to move.

A shocking video captured and uploaded to Facebook shows the cops doing a full patdown, removing Shoebridge’s wallet and belt, and also asking if the wallet was indeed his (um, why wouldn’t it be his?), while people shout in the background in outrage.

Several students (we don’t have the numbers yet) were also arrested, and expected to show up to court in January.

Today We Declared A State Emergency Because It’s 40C In Sydney And Bushfires + Smoke Are Escalating

Temperatures are reaching has high as 45C in western Sydney as bushfires injure several firefighters in out of control fires on Sydney’s edges, creeping further inside the city after burning down atleast three homes.

The protesters were braving weather in the 30s this morning and air thick with smoke, orange haze and ash, with an air quality index rated well above hazardous.

Basically, Sydney feels like an actual inferno right now, and it physically hurts my skin and lungs to be outside. So tell me, how could peaceful climate protesters be arresting for standing up to that at a time where people are actually dying from bushfires?

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