Lockout Laws Aren't The Only Thing People Are Protesting In Kings Cross

23 March 2016 | 2:00 pm | Staff Writer

You know that giant Coca-Cola sign?

Though most of the conversation regarding Sydney's Kings Cross has revolved around the impact that lockout laws have had on the precinct, it seems there's something else that is seriously bugging people.

As Fairfax reports, seven Greenpeace activists were arrested after causing road closures while attempting to cover the famous Coca-Cola sign with a protest banner.

The activists climbed to the top of the building above the sign by 7am this morning and planned to hang a 19 metre-wide, 11 metre-high banner, that read "Stop Coke trashing Australia" — a call for the NSW Government to reject a Coca-Cola Amatil-supported container deposit scheme.

"What the activists would have been hoping to achieve before police intervened was a takeover of Coke's most famous advertising asset," Nathaniel Pelle, Greenpeace Australia Pacific oceans campaigner said.

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"The banner would have sent a message to Coke that it should stop trashing Australia by trying to delay a proven solution to the litter, that its bottles and can contribute more than any other company."

It is likely that the activists will be charged with trespassing.