Climate Change Activists Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

Police are urging motorists to leave extra time while crossing the bridge

Police are urging motorists to leave extra time while crossing the bridge

'Earlier in the operation ten people were arrested.

At dawn, three protestors lowered themselves from a public walkway where they unfurled red flags and banners with the slogans, "100% renewables" and "make coal history".

They were all conditionally bailed, charged with climbing the bridge and willfully preventing the free passage of a person/vessel.

They have all been granted bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

NSW police said "a number of people" were on the bridge as part of the protest this morning.

A number of protesters were stopped by security, however, others managed to climb onto the iconic structure.

The police arrested 10 people prior to the final three who were still attached to the bridge at 9.30am, bringing the protest to a halt.

15 activists have been charged after abseiling off the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning.

"Ten people have so far been arrested and conveyed to Day Street and Surry Hills Police Stations to assist with inquiries".

No charges have been laid yet.

Environment activists have abseiled off the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand the major federal political parties declare a "climate emergency".

"Climate damage is happening right now", Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

Water police waited under the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a Greenpeace protest.

Infighting over how to address climate change has marked the coalition's six years in power, with an influential right-wing base demanding Morrison support Australia's coal industry, and the government has struggled to convince voters of its commitment to tackling the issue.

The protesters were calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare a climate change emergency.