Six people have been charged following protest activity in the Brisbane CBD this morning.
Around 8:10am, police were advised of approximately twenty protestors chained to an obstacle in Creek Street.
Upon arrival, officers located four men and two women who had locked themselves to a metal barricade in the middle of the road.
Specialist police were called in to safely remove the protestors and they were transported to the Brisbane City Watchhouse.
A 51-year-old man from the Gap, an 18-year-old man from Newstead, a 29-year-old man from West End and a 23-year-old woman from St Lucia were arrested and charged with one count each of obstruct police officer and pedestrians cause an obstruction.
A 20-year-old man from Pelican Waters was arrested and charged with one count each of obstruct police officer, pedestrians cause an obstruction and wilful damage.
They are all due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court later today.
A 17-year-old girl was also arrested and charged with one count each of obstruct police officer and pedestrians cause an obstruction.
The QPS acknowledges the right to lawful and peaceful protest and is committed to working with groups to facilitate protest through lawful activities.
However unlawful activity posing a risk to the safety of individuals or the disruption of services or operations lawfully undertaken by business will not be tolerated by the QPS.
Where possible the QPS engage with protest leaders in an attempt to ensure any protest actions are lawful and reasonable, and continues to urge protest leaders to engage with police in this regard.
The QPS continues to monitor for protest activity in the Brisbane Region, with planning well advanced and sufficient to provide an appropriate and professional policing response where necessary.