The Headlines: Extinction Rebellion Aussies Have Been Arrested for Nude Protesting

Extinction Rebellion Aussies Arrested For Flashing

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first profesh cycling event of the year, and it’s happening in the city of Adelaide. This event was also protested by the Extinction Rebellion collective. These individuals don’t like that this event is being brought to Australia by Santos, a massive oil and gas producer. 

So, how exactly did the Extinction Rebellion protestors go after the Tour Down Under’s fossil fuels sponsorship? Well, these folks, all between the ages of 58 to 78, decided to expose their breasts and buttocks on the side of the road as the race went by. 

“We are baring our ageing breasts and our wobbly bums in the hope of shocking,” said one of the protestors, Mag Merrilees.

“Polite pleas and submissions have not been enough.”

South Australia Police responded to this protest by arresting some of those who were involved. They are also planning on fining these individuals. 

“About 12.30 pm, Sunday, January 15, police were on patrol at the Tour Down Under when they were alerted to a group of people on Main South Road, near River Road allegedly exposing themselves,” said South Australia Police in a statement. 

“Three women were arrested, a 69-year-old from McLaren Vale, a 70-year-old from Port Willunga, and a 74-year-old from Aldinga, and charged with indecent behaviour. They will be bailed to appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court at a later date.”

An Australian Was on the Nepalese Plane That Crashed

Tragically, a regional plane in Nepal has crashed. This crash killed at least 68 of the 72 passengers. One of the folks onboard was an Australian. 

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently trying to determine whether or not the Aussie survived this flight. We’ll keep you in the loop regarding this situation. 

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Endangered Greater Gliders Are Using New Nesting Boxes

In some hopeful news, Victoria’s endangered southern greater gliders are making some newly created nest boxes their homes. This is huge news because around a third of these critters’ habitat was destroyed by the Black Summer bushfires.

“What we didn’t know was whether these boxes worked and whether they have an impact on the glider population,” said Kara Youngentob, a Research Fellow at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.

“Much to our delight, within a few months of them going up, they are already being used by gliders, so we know the individuals themselves like them and use them.”

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