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Extinction Rebellion protester, 23, smuggles her PHONE into a police cell after she is arrested

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Extinction Rebellion protester, 23, smuggles her PHONE into a police cell after she is arrested – blaming the cops for being ‘bad at pat-down searches’

  • Emma Dorge, 23, arrested in Brisbane climate protests on Wednesday 
  • Ms Dorge uploaded a video online after sneaking her phone into her jail cell 
  • She was arrested for breaching bail which required her to avoid the CBD  

An extinction rebellion protester has smuggled her phone into a jail cell after she was locked up by officers in Brisbane. 

Emma Dorge, 23, who uses the name Emma Jade on Facebook, posted the video to social media on Wednesday. 

She claimed she was filming from inside the watch house after being arrested for breaching her bail condition of not entering the CBD. 

In the caption to the video Ms Dorge urged others to ‘resist’ against the state. 

climate change protests in Brisbane and Melbourne organised by Extinction Rebellion caused major headaches for commuters

climate change protests in Brisbane and Melbourne organised by Extinction Rebellion caused major headaches for commuters 

Emma Dorge, 23, who uses the name Emma Jade on Facebook, posted a video on social media on Wednesday from her jail cell after being arrested at the protests

Emma Dorge, 23, who uses the name Emma Jade on Facebook, posted a video on social media on Wednesday from her jail cell after being arrested at the protests 

‘Our lives, our ecosystems are a stake. Every morning I wake up exhausted and terrified of the world we live in and how much worse it’s going to get,’ she wrote.  

She said she was able to sneak her phone into the police cell for ‘a little bit of fun because the cops are pretty bad at pat-down searches’. 

‘I am just laying down at a funny angle so they can’t see my phone in the camera behind me.’ 

During the video Ms Dorge became emotional saying the force exerted by police was excessive she was in ‘despair’ over the climate crises. 

‘If you are out there and you’re not in lock up like me then you need to get into the city and support them and weaponise that privilege,’ she said.

‘The force exercised by the police today is just an extension of the British colonial invasion. If you have the privilege and ability to do something and you don’t then I am angry at you too.’

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‘I am actually really emotional about this because I don’t understand why there isn’t more of you out here with us. We are doing this for you.’   

Ms Dorge was released to reappear for the breach of bail and two other protest related matters in October – after she explained police had pulled over the car she was in to an area of the city where she was not allowed. 

It is the fourth day of climate change protests in Brisbane and Melbourne organised by Extinction Rebellion. 

Activists caused headaches for commuters in both cities by blocking of traffic at major CBD intersections. 

As many as 100 protesters setup blockades at the intersection of Collins and Spencer Streets in Melbourne. 

While in Brisbane activists superglued themselves to a yacht that had been left in the middle of a busy intersection. 

A number of the activists have been arrested multiple times but continuously let off without conviction. 

One of the protest ringleaders, Eric Herbert, was arrested for the 11th time on Thursday. 

Protesters turned out in large numbers in Brisbane and Melbourne this week over climate change, demanding the government take more action

Protesters turned out in large numbers in Brisbane and Melbourne this week over climate change, demanding the government take more action 

 

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