Ex­tra cops for protest

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

AN ES­TI­MATED 70 ex­tra po­lice ar­rived in Bowen at the week­end to mon­i­tor a week­long protest by op­po­nents of the Adani’s Carmichael mine.

A “lan­tern pa­rade” at Bowen’s Queens Beach fea­tur­ing more than 80 ac­tivists last night was de­scribed by protest group Front­line Ac­tion on Coal as “the start of a week of peace­ful, non-vi­o­lent di­rect ac­tion to pro­tect the reef, cli­mate and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties from Adani’s plans”.

In­spec­tor Steven O’Con­nell from the Mackay Po­lice Dis­trict said late yes­ter­day po­lice had no in­for­ma­tion about ac­tivists or their plans.

Juru tribal elder Aunty Carol Prior said the Adani mine would de­stroy in­dige­nous peo­ples’ spir­i­tual and cul­tural con­nec­tions to their land.

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