Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Five charged over Sydney road blockage

A 77-year-old climate scientist is among five people charged following an unauthorised protest in Sydney today.

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command attended the City West Link, near Catherine Street, Lilyfield at around 8.25am this morning after the protest group sat on the road, stopping traffic.

Police removed and arrested the five people a short time later.

The group – two women aged 61 and 48, and three men aged 36, 46 and 77 – were taken to Newtown Police Station where they were charged with ‘enter etc Sydney Harbour Bridge etc disrupt etc vehicles etc’.

The scene of today’s protest in Lilyfield (photo: Twitter).

Dr Martin Wolterding, a professor of Biology and Marine Ecology, was one of the protestors arrested.

All five will appear at Newtown Local Court later today.

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