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More cops than locals at Roxby Downs

Show of blue force at protest camp The Transcontinental, Port Augusta 13 Jul, 2012  ”MORE cops than locals” is how the police presence in Roxby Downs has been described by residents ahead of a protest rally at Olympic Dam this weekend.
A blockade remains in place on the Olympic Way – the main throughfare to the BHP Olympic Dam mine – with police checking the credentials of motorists who try to gain access.

Hundreds of protestors have set up camp about four kilometres from the mine gates.

Spokeswoman for the protestors Nectaria Calan from Friends of the Earth is encouraging locals to engage with their cause. ”Roxby residents are absolutely welcome to come out and have a chat,” she said. The group is opposed to uranium mining……


July 13, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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