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Extinction Rebellion climate protesters shut down Melbourne

[CBD is Central Business District]

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters shut down a major intersection in the Melbourne CBD during peak hour on Thursday.

Up to 100 protesters took part in the protest and were met with a strong police presence, Nine News reports.

They group took over the intersection of Latrobe Street and Queen Street at around 8am, blocking traffic for 20 minutes, before moving down Latrobe Street.

Extinction Rebellion stops traffic in the city this morning Picture: David Geraghty

The activist group said the “colourful and dramatic protest” would be the first of three days it planned to create disruptions in the heart of the city, after blocking a major freeway exit during peak hour on Tuesday.

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