'Zombie Koala' Greets Politicians Outside Australian Parliament House in Canberra

Protesters gathered outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, greeting newly sworn-in politicians with a huge ‘zombie koala’ puppet on the morning of July 27, calling on parliamentarians to declare a climate emergency.

This footage, streamed live by Extinction Rebellion ACT, shows a terrifying puppet known as Blinky the zombie koala, howling on the Parliament House lawn. Other protesters were seen dancing and carrying a huge sign that read ‘Declare a Climate Emergency.’

The protesters gathered in Canberra as politicians returned for the first Question Time for the 47th parliament. Credit: Extinction Rebellion ACT (Canberra AU) via Storyful

Video transcript

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