September 24, 2021

Extinction Rebellion: Officers arrive at Hyde Park to police protest to protect the bees

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Dozens of police cars and riot squad officers attend Sydney’s Hyde Park as demonstrators dressed as bees protest against climate change

  • Extinction Rebellion protesters are holding a ‘bee themed die-in’ on Tuesday 
  • More than 1,200 people expressed interest in protesting in Hyde Park, Sydney
  • The rally is one of dozens which have been planned around the nation this week

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:02 EDT, 7 October 2019 | Updated: 22:17 EDT, 7 October 2019

Dozens of police cars and riot squad officers have been staking out Hyde Park in Sydney ahead of a planned protest to protect the bees.

Extinction Rebellion protesters are holding a ‘bee themed die-in’ on Tuesday, encouraging people to do their part in saving the dying species.

The protest ran until 11am and is one of dozens of similar protests held by the group happening around Australia this week. 

Extinction Rebellion protesters are holding a ‘bee themed die-in’ on Tuesday, encouraging people to do their part in saving the dying species

The protest ran until 11am and is one of dozens of similar protests held by the group happening around Australia this week

Environmental activists plan to block major intersections, march nude and use bikes to disrupt traffic during a week of protests throughout the nation as part of the global Extinction Rebellion movement

Environmental activists plan to block major intersections, march nude and use bikes to disrupt traffic during a week of protests throughout the nation as part of the global Extinction Rebellion movement.

Police have been put on notice and are on high alert. Each of the planned protests will be met with a heavy police presence, as seen in Hyde Park this morning.

A spokeswoman from NSW Police couldn’t tell Daily Mail Australia exactly how many officers were manning the peaceful protest of the bees.

Police have been put on notice and are on high alert. Each of the planned protests will be met with a heavy police presence, as seen in Hyde Park this morning

The group’s leaders said the bee protest was significant in helping to save the planet and they were hoping for a significant turn out

But they said ‘an appropriate amount of resources have been directed to the area’. 

The group’s leaders said the bee protest was significant in helping to save the planet and they were hoping for a significant turn out.

More than 1,200 people registered their interest in attending the protest, but it is not yet clear how many people actually turned out.

‘Bees pollinate our crops and are crucial to our food production and food security,’ the event details read.

The group’s leaders said the bee protest was significant in helping to save the planet and they were hoping for a significant turn out

More than 1,200 people registered their interest in attending the protest, but it is not yet clear how many people actually turned out

‘But the Climate Emergency, with its associated hotter and drier conditions and extreme weather events – is putting pressure on our pollinators and the beekeepers that look after them.

‘This pressure will in turn impact people’s ability to reliably produce enough food. The threat is real and can no longer be ignored.’

They also asked attendees to come dressed as honeybees or to wear beekeeping suits.

A ‘costume guide’ was also shared on the page giving people tips on creating cheap and effective costumes using pipe cleaners and pom poms. 

WHERE ARE THE PROTESTS? 

Melbourne: They plan to occupy the CBD on Tuesday and are prepared for peaceful arrests

A ‘swarm for survival’ is planned for Wednesday, an ‘extinction rave’ for Friday night and a ‘nudie parade’ for Saturday

Sydney: Monday at Fig Tree Lawn at the Botanical Gardens.

A march starting in Belmore Park to occupy the streets of Sydney.

Tuesday: Rally at Town Hall. 

Friday: Demonstration on Manly beach. Saturday: Seaside die-in at Coogee. Sunday: Form an hourglass symbol on the sands of Bondi

Brisbane: Musgrave Park on Monday then Queens Gardens in the CBD every day. 

On Friday 11th, activists will conclude the week with a public occupation and shut-down of the William Jolly Bridge

Adelaide: Monday: The Ground Beneath Our Feet Spring Rebellion Picnic. 

Traffic Swarm for Food Lovers on Tuesday

Loss and Lamentation: Die In Rundle Mall on Wednesday

Nutbush City Limits Traffic Swarm for Climate Change on Thursday 

Spring Rebellion Block Party on Friday

Saturday: Stand Up and Sing for Climate Action

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