City street shut down as climate change protesters glue themselves to road

Two protesters have been charged after gluing themselves to a pedestrian crossing and shutting down a busy street in Brisbane.

The pair stuck their body’s to Queen Street in the CBD, disrupting Tuesday morning’s peak-hour traffic.

Queensland police attended the scene and arrested the dup after removing them from the street.

The woman was charged with public nuisance and is due to appear in court on July 2.

The man was charged with public nuisance and contravene direction, and will appear in court on July 4.

Male and female Adani protestor pictured being dealt with by police.
The man and woman were seen being dealt with by police. Source: Nine News

When they were asked what they were doing, the man said they were protesting against "an extinction".

"I can't live with myself knowing that's happening and not doing anything about it," the man told AAP.

Police and paramedics were called to remove the pair, who are from the group Extinction Rebellion.

Spokesman Greg Rolles said the group wanted government to take action against climate change.

"What we've got here are two brave protesters who have put their own livelihoods on the line to try and protect our future," Mr Rolles said.

"They've taken positions on the road that is going to be hard for police to remove," he said.

With AAP.

Adani protestors pictured stuck to a crosswalk in Brisbane.
Two protestors stuck themselves to a crosswalk in Brisbane. Source: Nine News

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