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Knitting Hobart climate activists arrested

Three "knitting nanna" climate activists have been arrested on the steps of Hobart's Parliament House.

The women, aged 63, 64 and 73, were apprehended by police on Tuesday morning and charged with trespassing.

A handful of activists waved flags and sung outside parliament, while the trio sat and knitted on parliament's front steps.

They were granted bail and are expected to appear in Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date.

The protesters are part of the global Extinction Rebellion campaign, which aims to raise awareness of climate change.

In comes after nine activists, including four in their late 70s, were arrested on Friday in Launceston at a protest of about 100 people.

© AAP 2019