Organised by Extinction Rebellion, the event started in Supreme Court Gardens with talks from scientists and policy makers, training to prepare for the action, and a yarning circle about decolonisation. Following this, everyone hit the streets and marched up Barrack street to the St George’s Terrace intersection. Elders performed an iconic smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country right in the centre of the intersection, before the masses dropped to the ground in a symbolic action termed a die-in. This represents the inevitable ecological breakdown and extinctions that are already happening due to climate chaos. Protesters disrupted the busiest road in Perth for hours on Monday afternoon. For more details, check out an RTRFM podcast here.
Disruptive actions continued for 2 more days at smaller scale, using more theatrical displays to communicate the urgency of the need for change. This consisted of a funeral march and a ‘canaries in the coalmine’ action.
Extinction Rebellion are now building for the next mass action which will take place in September/October 2021. For more information or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org