Adani ac­tivists charged

Central Queensland News - - NEWS - — MADURA MCCOR­MACK

THREE anti-Adani ac­tivists are fac­ing mul­ti­ple charges of tres­pass af­ter two protests on the Ab­bot Point coal port rail­way line yes­ter­day halted trains for 11 hours.

A 23-year-old Bris­bane univer­sity stu­dent al­legedly hoisted her­self up a tree with a bed frame that was se­cured across four lanes of the rail­way from about 6am.

Po­lice said she came down be­cause of the wind around noon.

Queens­land Po­lice have since charged her with one count each of tres­pass, tres­pass­ing on a rail­way, and in­ter­fer­ing with a rail­way.

Two other Bris­bane stu­dents were ar­rested a few hours later for al­legedly climb­ing atop an Aur­i­zon train and un­furl­ing a ban­ner.

One of the pro­test­ers, a 20-year-old woman from Bris­bane, has been charged with one count each of tres­pass­ing on a rail­way, in­ter­fer­ing with a rail­way, and con­tra­vene direc­tion.

The Queens­land Re­sources Cen­tre has ex­pressed “grave con­cern” for peo­ple’s safety due to the on­go­ing protests.

The women are ex­pected to face Bowen Mag­is­trates Court on Fe­bru­ary 20.

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