For the third straight day climate activists are causing major traffic issues for truckies around Port Botany in Sydney.
In the latest protest by Blockade Australia a 33-year-old man from Queensland is suspended from a 9m mono-pole, stopping all trains in and out of the port.
Police are advising people to avoid the area in and around Banksia Street, Pagewood.
UPDATE: Police are on the rail, word is that they are unsure of how to get Alex down.
For the third consecutive day, Blockade Australia has disrupted operations at the Port of Botany with a 9 metre monopole on the rail line. #BlockadeAustralia pic.twitter.com/YzMvqPRe0d
— Blockade Australia (@BlockadeAus) March 23, 2022
The action follows a similar incident on Tuesday by a 23-year-man at Simblist Road, who was later arrested, and another on Wednesday when two women blocked the entrance to the container terminal in both directions.
One of the protestors – a 71-year-old woman – was sitting in one of the trucks with a bike lock secured to herself and the steering wheel.
The second protestor – a 57-year-old woman – was sitting on top of the second truck.
Police spoke to the two women before they were arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station.
Following inquiries, both women were charged with encourage the carrying on operation for commission of crime, not obey direction of police/authorised person and wilfully prevent free passage of person/vehicle/vessel.
They were given conditional bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday April 20.
NatRoad has called for tighter security around the port to better secure “vulnerable” parts of the supply chain.