Peak-hour chaos is being predicted in Brisbane this afternoon, as activists once again take to the streets to protest Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine.
The Stop The City To Stop Adani, Again! protest will start at 5pm at Reddacliff Place outside Brisbane Square, and is expected to last two hours as protestors march on George Street, Adelaide Street, Edward Street and Charlotte Street, circling on to George Street and finishing back at Reddacliff Place. At least 1000 people are expected to attend the march.
The Queensland Police Service said in a statement that it supports peaceful protests and is “committed to working with groups to plan and facilitate lawful activities.” It advised the public “to consider their transport options and travel plans”.
TransLink is warning of possible bus delays this afternoon. It suggests catching train and ferry services where available, or walking or cycling to your destination. If you’re travelling by bus or car, you may need to allow more travel time.
The demonstration follows similar activity held two weeks ago, which effectively shut down Victoria Bridge as protestors marched from Brisbane Square to the ABC headquarters in South Bank.