Arrests made after Perth protest

Picture: Extinction Rebellion WA/Facebook
Picture: Extinction Rebellion WA/Facebook

ACTIVISTS have been arrested and will be charged with various offences after the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament House today.

More than 200 climate change protesters from the Extinction Rebellion WA group rallied at 11.30am.

Police said the event occurred without significant incident and there were no attempts to forcibly enter the premises and no reports of damage or violence outside.

However, police issued 10 move-on notices and five people were arrested to be charged via summons, including breaching a move-on notice, trespassing and obstructing police.

Photo: Michael Stamp/Twitter

It will be alleged a verbal disruption occurred in the public gallery during parliamentary proceedings and five people were passively non-compliant with directives to leave.

Police said there was “a brief collective intrusion” onto a confined road at the rear of Parliament but neither traffic nor the general public were interrupted and the group left within a reasonable period of time.

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