Cup pro­test­ers to face bans

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

VI­O­LENT anti-min­ing pro­test­ers plan­ning to wreak havoc dur­ing the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val will face bans from Flem­ing­ton race­track.

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied se­rial protest­ing pests out­side this week’s In­ter­na­tional Min­ing and Re­sources Con­fer­ence at Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, and fear they will dis­rupt Cup Week, which starts on Satur­day.

If ar­rested, they could be for­mally banned by the courts from the Flem­ing­ton Race­course precinct.

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