Aussie TV Presenter Says People Should Use Climate Change Protestors As Speed Bumps
Nearly everyone in Australia will have an opinion on the spate of climate change protests that have erupted around the country and the world.
While some might cheer them on and others deride them for shutting down traffic, few have gone as far as Studio 10 presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
The veteran TV host went in on the protestors who have rallied through the streets of most capital cities.
"Personally, I would leave them all super glued to wherever they do it," she said on Studio 10.
"The guy hanging from the Story Bridge. Why send emergency services? Leave him there until he gets himself out. No emergency services should help them, nobody should do anything, and you just put little witches hats around them, or use them as a speed bump."
While she realised that she might have gone too far, saying to her co-hosts that 'we're going to get in trouble', it didn't take long for her to double down.
"Put them in jail, forget to feed them," she said. "Some of the aged care homes around Australia, that would really sort them out."
Yikes. Unsurprisingly, her comments have drawn support and condemnation.
Extinction Rebellion spokesman James Norman told news.com.au: "I would just point out Extinction Rebellion is a peaceful, non-violent organisation at the centre of all our tactics and messaging.
"Kerri-Anne Kennerley really should think very carefully before making such statements about the impacts they could have. The motivation behind Extinction Rebellion is just to draw attention to the climate emergency, and we always seek to do so in a disruptive but strictly non-violent manner."
This comes after the Queensland Premier slammed the Extinction Rebellion protestors that rallied through Brisbane yesterday.
According to the Courier Mail, Annastacia Palaszczuk said: "Someone is going to get hurt. Most people do the right thing...it's just this group who need to be brought under control.''
She's announced that she will fast track laws to ensure anyone who protests in a disruptive manner will be penalised appropriately.
"I say to protesters...'what if it was your mother or grandmother that was held up from getting to hospital because of your actions, blocking streets'," she said.
"It's time to get these laws passed. We will bypass the normal submissions period and get them promulgated within days."
Ms Palaszczuk insists she's not against people's right to protest, however she doesn't appreciate people's active attempt to stop other citizen's day.
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