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Thousands Gather At Sydney Climate Rally As Bushfire Crisis Continues

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Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on January 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. 

Thousands of Australians rallied across the country’s capital cities on Friday demanding greater government action on climate change as the bushfire crisis continues. 

Sydney’s protest saw people outside Town Hall in the CBD, many holding signs that condemned Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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The protest was organised by University Students for Climate Justice and Extinction Rebellion, where participants were encouraged “to speak out in the city to stand in solidarity with affected communities but to also place the blame on the people that deserve it – Scott Morrison, Gladys Berijiklian and the rest of the politicians”. 

Looks like Sydneysiders are fed up with our governments inaction on climate change. Huge turn out at Town Hall. #SackScoMopic.twitter.com/kV6HoK49w2

— Sharon F (@sharonfajou) January 10, 2020

My sign today! #sackscomo#AustraliaFirespic.twitter.com/c2F8gyFeiL

— 💧Sarah Myatt (@sarahmytt) January 10, 2020

Old mate #SackScoMopic.twitter.com/xixXmupS0D

— Andrew Despi (@d_e_s_p_i) January 10, 2020

Sydney calling for the resignation of @ScottMorrisonMP at the #climatecrisis rally this evening #SackScoMopic.twitter.com/2cVS0Vt7SX

— Miss MX (@MXYZ_) January 10, 2020

#SaveTheKoalas#SackScoMopic.twitter.com/5oD9rVUHKK

— SelmaTraceySergent (@selmainthecity) January 10, 2020

Australia’s worst bushfire season to date began in October last year.

Twenty-seven people have been killed and thousands subjected to repeat evacuations as monster – and unpredictable – fires have scorched through more than 10.3 million hectares of land, an area the size of South Korea, since the start of October.

Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatures and erratic winds fanned bushfires across the east coast.

Temperatures were expected to shoot well above 40 degrees Celsius in several parts of the country, accompanied by high winds, threatening to fuel fires that have already left thousands of people homeless.

Protests In Melbourne, Canberra And Adelaide:

It went from 33C muggy heat earlier to 15C pouring rain right now in Melbourne. Like that’s gonna stop us. #SackScoMopic.twitter.com/nNuc6vbG70

— Elie Young ✨ (@elidooooo) January 10, 2020

Protests in Canberra uniting people. #ScoMoResign#SackScoMo#AustraliaFirespic.twitter.com/TxHyegBeTz

— Mick O’Sullivan (@MrSully_) January 10, 2020

Quite a few people at the #SackScoMo rally in Canberra pic.twitter.com/YgcKH0oUNx

— Public Universal Moustache (@PosadistM) January 10, 2020

A sea of umbrellas at the melbourne #SackScoMo rally. Lots of umbrellas, and lots of cheering #auspolpic.twitter.com/7CoRuvw6Fw

— the duck overlord (@majesticduxk) January 10, 2020

#ClimateEmergency Protest in Adelaide. “ #scomo has got to go” #SackScoMopic.twitter.com/bUmZxT3lHz

— Keanu Flavell (@kflav_) January 10, 2020

With files from Reuters.

 
Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on January 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. 

Thousands of Australians rallied across the country’s capital cities on Friday demanding greater government action on climate change as the bushfire crisis continues. 

Sydney’s protest saw people outside Town Hall in the CBD, many holding signs that condemned Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The protest was organised by University Students for Climate Justice and Extinction Rebellion, where participants were encouraged “to speak out in the city to stand in solidarity with affected communities but to also place the blame on the people that deserve it - Scott Morrison, Gladys Berijiklian and the rest of the politicians”. 

Australia’s worst bushfire season to date began in October last year.

Twenty-seven people have been killed and thousands subjected to repeat evacuations as monster - and unpredictable - fires have scorched through more than 10.3 million hectares of land, an area the size of South Korea, since the start of October.

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Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatures and erratic winds fanned bushfires across the east coast.

Temperatures were expected to shoot well above 40 degrees Celsius in several parts of the country, accompanied by high winds, threatening to fuel fires that have already left thousands of people homeless.

Protests In Melbourne, Canberra And Adelaide:

With files from Reuters.

 

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/bushfires-nsw-sydney-climate-rally_au_5e182ff6c5b650c621dc51d9

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