Protesters atop an Aurizon coal train were arrested by police for trespass
Protesters atop an Aurizon coal train were arrested by police for trespass Frontline Action on Coal

Anti-Adani protesters arrested for trespass

THREE anti-Adani activists are facing multiple charges of trespass after two protests on the Abbot Point coal port railway line yesterday halted trains for 11 hours.

A 23-year-old Brisbane university student allegedly hoisted herself up a tree with a bed frame that was secured across four lanes of the railway from about 6am.

Police said she came down because of the wind around noon.

Queensland Police have since charged her with one count each of trespass, trespassing on a railway, and interfering with a railway.

Two other Brisbane students were arrested a few hours later for allegedly climbing atop an Aurizon train and unfurling a banner.

As of yesterday evening, one of the protesters, a 20-year-old woman from Brisbane, had been charged with one count each of trespassing on a railway, interfering with a railway, and contravene direction.

The Queensland Resources Centre yesterday expressed "grave concern" for people's safety due to the ongoing protests.

The women are expected to face Bowen Magistrates Court on February 20.


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