Traffic was briefly blocked on Brisbane’s William Jolly Bridge. File picture
Traffic was briefly blocked on Brisbane’s William Jolly Bridge. File picture

Bridge re-opens after Extinction Rebellion protest

EXTINCTION Rebellion protesters have blocked traffic in inner Brisbane, with activists forcing the closure of all lanes of the William Jolly Bridge this morning.

Police have just reopened the bridge, with one person reported to have been taken into custody.

The protest caused heavy congestion in the surrounding area and motorists were warned to seek an alternative route.

Traffic is still heavy on Coronation Drive, Countess Street and Cordelia St in South Brisbane.

Only four protesters were on the bridge, forcing the closure of all lanes.

It is believed symbols on flags the protesters are holding are related to Extinction Rebellion.

More to come


NOT OVER YET: BOM warns more storms likely to impact Burnett

Premium Content NOT OVER YET: BOM warns more storms likely to impact Burnett

Storms are developing across the Burnett region – bringing potentially destructive...

‘Polls can be wrong’: Volunteers share their election views

Premium Content ‘Polls can be wrong’: Volunteers share their election views

With storm clouds brewing in the Burnett, we asked Nanango electorate party...

Woman flown to hospital after being crushed by 300kg cow

Premium Content Woman flown to hospital after being crushed by 300kg cow

Reports a woman has been crushed and stomped on by a cow