The AFL grand final parade was briefly disrupted in Melbourne on Friday, September 29, as Extinction Rebellion protesters “glued themselves to the road” and halted vehicles.
Extinction Rebellion said the protest was “short-lived”. They said on X that security guards “ripped rebels’ glued hands from the road.”
Footage from the activist group shows protesters in T-shirts with the slogan, “Can’t play footy in 50C".
Security guards are seen pulling the protesters from in front of the parade, while one protester then complains that she’s hurt her hand.
Collingwood face Brisbane in the Australian rules football final on Saturday. Credit: Extinction Rebellion via Storyful
- That got me two minutes of [INAUDIBLE].
- Appropriate force!
They're nonviolent, use appropriate force.
- He's the problem, not me.
- [INAUDIBLE], well done.