VPD defends handling of day-long climate change protest on Burrard bridge

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Over in Madrid, the climate activists blocked roads and staged a sit-in.

9News can confirm the man has sent a video to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, demanding a climate emergency be declared.

The activists said they would "stay here as long as it takes. three or four days".

Tony Whitehead, one of the protesters from Dartmoor, said: "We need DEFRA to start telling the truth about the devastating effects of the food system on both people and the natural world".

Yesterday, 10 protesters were arrested after targeting Melbourne CBD's afternoon peak traffic.

They ended up at Flinders Street Station's intersection when police and emergency services swooped in.

More than 100 protesters dressed as bees at Sydney's Hyde Park to highlight their claim that insects are under threat due to the impact of humans on the environment.

The country's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said last week that names and photos of Extinction Rebellion protesters should be widely distributed to "shame" them.

"Extinction Rebellion was a United Kingdom founded organization".

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Meanwhile, Dutch police said they had detained about 90 demonstrators who were blocking a busy Amsterdam street Monday as part of a climate protest by the Extinction Rebellion group.

Australia's government has been criticised for its lack of action in tackling climate change but it insists that it is doing its part to reduce global carbon emissions.

This is part of a week-long worldwide mobilisation happening all week in 60 major cities around the world including London, Berlin and Dublin.

At lunchtime on Monday, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road.

Extinction Rebellion activists march during Brisbane Rebellion Week, Brisbane, Monday, October 7, 2019.

The Metropolitan Police said that by 5.15pm local time, officers had made 217 arrests in relation to the protests.

It kicked off in Paris at the weekend and other events planned in the French capital include a mass bike blockade on Friday, to encourage people away from their cars, and, on Saturday, they will build their own archipelago in the city.

As protests got under way in the capital, police were seen cutting two Extinction Rebellion protesters out of a auto blocking off Victoria Embankment.

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