Sydney Harbour Bridge climate change protesters arrested

The climbers are with Greenpeace. Source 9News

A 9.45am Police confirmed the three people hanging from the bridge had also been taken into custody.

Three Greenpeace activists were left precariously dangling from ropes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a climate change protest on Tuesday morning.

Protesters abseiling from the Harbour Bridge.

6 activists have just scaled the #SydneyHarbourBridge to call on Scott Morrison to declare a #ClimateEmergency. 10 daily understands the Prime Minister has not made that declaration. Greenpeace confirmed on Tuesday morning all protesters who scaled the bridge are highly trained climbers.

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Three managed to abseil down the bridge and held signs about climate change action - urging the Prime Minister to ensure the country is doing its bit to tackle the issue.

Activists claim the protest was peaceful and safe. Image: Ali Donaldson/10 News First. "I call on you to declare a climate emergency now".

Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter told reporters at the scene that immediate action needs to be taken.

A group of indigenous Torres Strait islanders lodged a formal complaint against the Australian government at the United Nations on Monday, claiming that their climate inaction violated their basic human rights. Our political leaders must listen to those already affected by climate disaster and act.

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Roads and Maritime said one lane of the bridge was closed earlier, during the police operation, but motorists are no longer expected to face delays.

Climate change has been a contentious topic for Morrison's conservative coalition government ahead of an election on Saturday, with opinion polls showing the coalition is trailing the center-left Labor opposition.

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