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South Australia: police ready in force for anti uranium protest at Olympic Damn

“We’d like as many people as possible to show that Australian community does feel marginalised by the decision to build the largest uranium mine in the world and show they care,”

Protesters vow to shut down Olympic Dam, Police reporter Doug Robertson The Advertiser July 07, 2012 HUNDREDS of police will be sent to Roxby Downs as thousands of protesters from around the country attempt to shut down the Olympic Dam uranium mine.

The Desert Liberation Front website has issued an open invitation to more than 10,000 people to attend the six-day protest, music and art festival to be held on the outskirts of the town from next Saturday. It says it will take their protest to “Roxby Downs – gates of hell” to help “shut down the mine”….. More than 1200 protesters have already indicated they will attend while 723 others are seeking transport.

Police sources have told The Advertiser “a couple of hundred officers” will head to Roxby Downs, including STAR Group, mounted police and others on dirt bikes….The protest and festival is named after the Aboriginal Dream Time story of Kalta, a lizard which belongs to the land around Olympic Dam. Desert Liberation Front’s Adelaide-based spokeswoman Nectaria Calan said busloads of supporters were coming from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

“We’d like as many people as possible to show that Australian community does feel marginalised by the decision to build the largest uranium mine in the world and show they care,” she said

Roxby Council Administrator Bill Boehm said many protests against the
mine had occurred without disrupting the town in the past.

“From past experience, it appears that most of the protest action
revolves around the mine’s operation with minimal direct impact on the
Roxby Downs township,” he said.

“Protesters have ventured into the town on some occasions and have
expressed their views in what has generally appeared to be in a
peaceful manner.”… protesters will camp on the Oodnadatta track but
will take their protest to the gates of BHP Billiton’s massive Olympic
Dam uranium site on Saturday……
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/protesters-vow-to-shut-olympic-dam/story-fncynkc6-1226419650200

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July 9, 2012 - Posted by | Opposition to nuclear, South Australia | ,

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