Protesters in coal arrests
NSW police have charged 26 people, including a 92-year-old World War II veteran, following a protest at a coal port in Newcastle.
Just after 7am on Saturday police were called to the planned protest at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, with reports two people were on the tracks. Bill Ryan, 92, and Susie Gold, 72, were arrested and charged with numerous offences, including causing obstruction to railway locomotive or rolling stock.
They were joined by more than 50 activists throughout the day at various locations.