Hundreds of employees have been evacuated after a protestor triggered a hoax gas leak at Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company.
Around a dozen firefighters were called to Woodside Energy Headquarters in at about 10am on Thursday.
It came after Disrupt Burrup Hub protestor Kristen Morrisey set off an odourless gas outside the front of the building.
The Perth headquarters of Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company had to be evacuated after climate change protestor Kristen Morrisey (pictured) used yellow flare guns to create a hoax gas leak
Around a dozen firefighters were called to Woodside Energy Headquarters in Perth (second building from the left) at about 10am on Thursday after a Disrupt Burrup Hub protestor set off an odourless gas out the front of the building
Morrissey is captured on film using yellow smoke flares outside the entrance to symbolise the emissions from Woodside’s mega gas project.
The gas is typically used by mining companies in emergencies.
Police arrived on the scene a short time later and took Morrissey away in a police car.
No charges have been laid.
The protest was the latest of many actions against Woodside due to its plans to