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More coal protest arrests at Newcastle

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

Police arrested another nine people on Monday as climate change protests continued at the Newcastle port for a sixth day.

The latest arrests follow 37 on Sunday, with environment groups aiming to shut down coal exports from Newcastle, the world’s biggest coal port.

Five activists chained themselves to a conveyor belt at the Kooragang coal export terminal at the port about 6am (AEST) Monday, halting coal loading for more than two hours.

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1000’s Halt Coal in Australia

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

Protest halts coal train for six hours

Police used special powers against protestors in Newcastle yesterday.

Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter
July 14, 2008

THIRTY-SEVEN demonstrators were arrested after about 1000 people halted trains in Newcastle yesterday in a protest against the coal industry’s role in climate change.

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