Extinction Rebellion protesters have released smoke flares and glued themselves to the road in Adelaide’s CBD during peak hour this morning, blocking traffic on Flinders Street.

Key points:

  • Protesters spray-painted the Santos building and let off smoke flares
  • Six people have blocked traffic, with four glued to the road
  • Emergency services have closed a section of the road

The group has also spray-painted words on the office building of oil and gas company Santos.

Emergency services are at the scene, and police have been redirecting cars.

A section of Flinders Street, between King William and Pulteney streets, has been closed.

In a press release, the group said it was protesting against Santos.

They want Santos to abandon fracking projects and invest more in renewable energy.

Emergency services attending the scene in Adelaide’s CBD.(

ABC News: Marco Catalano


Extinction Rebellion said six people had blocked traffic, with four people glued to the bitumen on the road.

Another two people have scaled the Santos building and have glued their hands to the roof.

The ABC understands an ambulance is on its way to the scene to remove the glued protesters.

Santos is expected to make a statement later this morning.

More to come.

Extinction Rebellion protest outside the Santos building in Flinders Street in Adelaide.(

ABC News: Alina Eacott