Blockade Australia: Climate activists halting traffic do NOT care about fines and jail terms

Hefty fines and substantial jail terms ushered in to deter protests are unlikely to stop climate activists grinding Sydney peak hour to a halt, a lawyer says. 

Environmentalists from Blockade Australia sparked commuter chaos across the city on Monday and Tuesday, with dozens of demonstrators marching through the CBD and blocked the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. 

The high-profile group’s antics – which have included blocking coal ports, bridges, and fossil fuel terminals – prompted the NSW government to introduce tough anti-protest laws in April. 

Under the new penalties,…

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