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


Get ready for a weekend of rock 'n' roll dancing

premium_icon Get ready for a weekend of rock 'n' roll dancing

There will be a dance floor, vintage fashion parade, and much more.

Mayor offers olive branch in union dispute

premium_icon Mayor offers olive branch in union dispute

Union is taking council to court over perceived job losses.

Aussie reunion for long lost relatives

premium_icon Aussie reunion for long lost relatives

How these two men reconnected their families after 100 years apart.