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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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