Granny arrest at blockade
A BRISBANE greatgrandmother has become the first protester arrested at a blockade to stop a major coal seam gas development at Tara in south-east Queensland. The protest began on Monday with Tara residents, farmers and green groups forming a human barricade and locking their farm gates to stop Queensland Gas Company workers entering properties to lay the pipes. The protesters camped overnight on Monday despite a mice plague in the area. There is a heavy police presence at the site, including a public order response team, mounted police and plainclothes detectives. June Norman, 70, was arrested yesterday at the blockade site and taken to the Chinchilla police station.