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Rebel yell on streets of Melbourne as climate activists fight extinction

Climate-alarmed citizens have controversially taken to the streets all over the world this week in an uprising coordinated by activist group Extinction Rebellion. It’s been a showcase of hope, despair, desperation and a little dancing. Photographer Liam Petterson documented some of the action. 

Rebel yell on streets of Melbourne as climate activists fight extinction

The Extinction Rebellion group blocked off several intersections in the Melbourne CBD last night as part of their 'disco-bedience' protest, dancing to Staying Alive by the Bee Gees to draw attention to the climate crisis.

Photos by Liam Petterson
 

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