Extinction Rebellion Slams 'Harsh' Bail Conditions For Arrested Protesters
Extinction Rebellion protesters have slammed NSW Police over 'harsh bail conditions' for activists who were arrested amid this week's disruptions.
Some of the arrested climate change protesters have criticised NSW Police over their handling of demonstrations in Sydney and the "harsh bail conditions" being sought.
More than 40 activists have been detained in the city with many saying they were willing to risk their liberty in order to bring climate issues to the fore.
A number of those now bailed will be at NSW parliament later on Wednesday to "contest the police violence and harsh and unreasonable bail conditions".
Former Greens senator Scott Ludlam - who was arrested on Monday - has said it's "wild" that he's banned from taking part in further Extinction Rebellion events and can't be within a 2.5-kilometre radius of Town Hall.
Police top brass have previously said their officers acted professionally in dealing with the protests.
Meanwhile, fears activists would disrupt Sydney's rail network on Wednesday proved unfounded, following two days of demonstrations which saw some roads and traffic blocked.
A small group of about 20 people took part in a low-key gathering in Belmore Park near Central Station on Wednesday morning. They sang songs and held placards.
Kaya Jongen, a mother-of-two from the Blue Mountains, said the group did not intend to disrupt the rail network.
"Today all our intention is to create some fun, community atmosphere around Extinction Rebellion," she told AAP.
Wednesday is the third day of action in a week-long bid to raise awareness of environmental issues.