Environmental activists are planning a week of action including occupying the Melbourne CBD and a “nudie parade” and police say they are ready for them.
The Extinction Rebellion movement are planning a “spring rebellion” across Melbourne from October 7 to 13.
Based out of the Carlton Gardens, the activists plan to occupy the CBD on Tuesday with organisers warning participants “peaceful arrests are expected to take place”.
A “swarm for survival” is listed for Wednesday, an “extinction rave” on the Friday night and the “nudie parade” on Saturday
But the police are warning they are prepared and will crack down on anyone trying to create conflict and violence.
They have talked with protest organisers about appropriate behaviour and general duty police will be supported by specialist units including the Public Order Response Team, Mounted Branch and Transit Safety Division.
“We are well prepared to have a police presence at events throughout the week and will closely monitor crowd behaviour to ensure there are no breaches of the peace or other offences occurring,” North West Metro Region Commander Tim Hansen said.