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Albany climate protestor superglued to local member’s office

A police officer removes Super Glue from climate action protestor Julie Marsh's feet before her arrest outside Rick Wilson MHR's office on Monday morning. (Extinction Rebellion)

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An Albany woman has been arrested after covering Rick Wilson MHR’s office with graffiti and Super Gluing her feet to the building’s retaining wall fronting Albany Highway.

“You failed us COP-26” and similar climate action slogans are prominent over Mr Wilson’s office frontage.

Before her arrest Julie Marsh said she was calling out continued inaction on the climate crisis after the G20 conference in Rome.

“I do not apologize for my actions,” she said.

“The chalk will wash off, whereas the lack of leadership from Rick Wilson’s government is resulting in irreversible suffering and damage.

“I am here because I have a moral responsibility to protect all that we love”.

Ms Marsh said Mr Wilson’s voting trends in Parliament demonstrated a “strong commitment” to further fossil fuel development.

“Rick also voted against the government treating climate change ‘as a matter of urgency’ and against protecting the great barrier reef,” she said.

The radical green group Extinction Rebellion claimed responsibility for the protest.
Rick Wilson’s office has been contacted for comment.

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