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Anti Adani coal plan protest in Brisbane, as Queenland election nears

Anti-Adani protesters defy council, police in last-ditch action before election, SMH, Toby Crockford , 21 Nov 17 More than 200 anti-Adani activists have defied council and police by gathering in the heart of Brisbane for a last-ditch protest just days before the Queensland election.

Organisers hinted there could be mass arrests on Tuesday evening after Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Police Service refused to issue permits for the action, but despite a strong police presence, no arrests were made…….

Cr Sri also asked protesters to take pictures from the rally and post them onto social media in order to generate discussion about the Adani proposal in the days before voters head to the polls.

“No one wants the coal, the business model’s all wrong,” he sang.

“And if the trucks start to roll, you better bet we’re locking on.

“There are thousands of us, our supporters number millions, we’re gonna mobilise, a whole army of civilians.

“And if you don’t like it you might as well resign, ‘cos there’s no way we’ll ever let you build that mine, there’s no way we’ll ever let you build that mine.”…

November 22, 2017 - Posted by | politics, Queensland

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