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Arrests made as Adani protesters glue themselves to Brisbane street

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Protesters who glued their hands to the street were among seven people arrested at a Brisbane rally against the Adani mine.

Organisers of a Brisbane traffic-stopping protest against Adani have vowed to do it again after people who glued their hands to the street were arrested.

But the hundreds of people who rallied on Friday evening have been told to consider the livelihoods of regional Queenslanders.

Six men and one woman were detained for breaching the peace but no charges were laid from the anti-coal mining action in Brisbane CBD.

Hundreds of activists stormed CBDs of Melbourne, Canberra, and Adelaide on Friday evening. 

Socio-political movement Extinction Rebellion is hoping to pressure the Federal Government to declare a climate emergency and "end its reliance on coal".

Protesters opposing to the construction of the Adani coal mine block a main road in Southbank during a rally in Brisbane, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Protesters opposing to the construction of the Adani coal mine block a main road in Southbank during a rally in Brisbane, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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A further action is planned in Brisbane for July 5, with organisers calling to "stop the cities to stop Adani" after labelling the protest a success.

"There isn't a question of how many people disapprove this mine," organiser Catherine Robertson from Uni Students for Climate Justice told AAP on Saturday.

"The Queensland Labor government just wanted to sweep the approvals through. They didn't want there to be be a huge reaction.

"They thought that most people would just take this lying down.

"The opposite has happened. The movement's only going to grow."

Adani has declared it is full steam ahead for its controversial mega coal mine in central Queensland after the state government issued the final approval needed to begin construction.

On Friday, five people had glued themselves to the street and were removed by officers at the mostly peaceful march in the city centre.

Demonstrators gathered in Reddacliff Place about 5pm, and after speeches the large crowd marched across Victoria Bridge.

They staged two brief sit-downs before finishing in South Bank, causing "significant disruption" to peak hour traffic, police said.

Protesters opposing to the construction of the Adani coal mine hold signs during a rally in Brisbane, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Protesters opposing to the construction of the Adani coal mine hold signs during a rally in Brisbane, Friday, June 21, 2019.
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But publican Kel Appleton, from the central Queensland town Clermont near Adani's Carmichael project, has taken aim at the protesters, saying the region will benefit from the mine.

"It should have happened eight years ago. We'd have been billions of dollars in revenue in front," he said.

"People up here have got better things to do on their weekends rather than hanging around the city streets blocking people doing their thing."

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