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Spit Bridge blocked by Fireproof Australia protesters


Protesters had to be dragged off Spit Bridge after they blocked the city-bound lanes, causing early-morning commuter chaos. Picture: Twitter
Protesters had to be dragged off Spit Bridge after they blocked the city-bound lanes, causing early-morning commuter chaos. Picture: Twitter

Protesters had to be dragged off a busy Sydney bridge after they blocked the city-bound lanes, causing early-morning commuter chaos.

Up to five people were seen sitting across the Spit Bridge on the Northern Beaches early Tuesday morning with signs saying “Fireproof Australia”.

Major traffic delays were seen on the bridge about 8am as the protesters blocked all city-bound lanes.

Protesters had to be dragged off Spit Bridge after they blocked the city-bound lanes, causing early-morning commuter chaos. Picture: Twitter
Protesters had to be dragged off Spit Bridge after they blocked the city-bound lanes, causing early-morning commuter chaos. Picture: Twitter

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Police were forced to remove people off the bridge about 8.15am after they sat on the road, holding large signs and wearing high-vis.

It comes a day after the city’s train network shut down completely, adding to the morning commuter chaos.

Motorists are being warned to expect major delays after traffic built up on the city-bound lanes.

Spit Bridge came to a halt on Tuesday morning. Picture: Twitter
Spit Bridge came to a halt on Tuesday morning. Picture: Twitter

Photos of the protesters flooded social media on Tuesday morning, with the group believed to be linked to the bushfire action group Fireproof Australia.

It is not yet known whether any charges will be laid.

Traffic has resumed over the bridge but remains heavy, with commuters being warned to give themselves lots of time to get into the city as queues of cars stretching more than 2km.

“Why are these morons standing on the Spit Bridge,” a commuter wrote on Twitter.

“Protesters sitting on Spit Bridge, causing a lot of chaos,” another said.

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