Environmental protesters have insisted they will not disrupt Sydney’s rail network as they continue their week-long action to highlight climate change.
More than 40 activists have been arrested in the city so far, with some saying they are willing to risk their liberty in order to bring climate issues to the fore.
NSW police said on Tuesday they were aware of plans for Extinction Rebellion demonstrators to target the Sydney rail network on Wednesday, and urged the group to not disrupt travellers and commuters.
Mick Willing, NSW Police assistant commissioner, said: “The rail network is an integral part of the integrity of the city so I would ask that protesters not disrupt people going about their day-to-day rail travel, and to ensure that they are safe.”
An Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman said the group’s actions would not be disruptive, but instead would involve activists simply boarding trains and speaking to commuters about climate issues.
We’ve heard from police about some protester arrests. They’ve also CONFIRMED they are aware of another protest tomorrow which may impact the rail network. #ExtinctionRebellion #sydney #sydneytrains #news #wsfm pic.twitter.com/DrpKBOwDhK
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A group will meet at Central Station on Wednesday morning.
Action so far this week has seen protesters disrupting road traffic.