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Saturday, March 21, 2009

A smattering of greenies block a port that was closed anyway...

Another demonstration goes pear-shaped as the port of Newcastle gets one step ahead of the demonstrators (which, to be honest, ain't that difficult) and cancels all shipping for the day. So the protestors end up blockading, er, nothing.
Paddling in kayaks and home-made craft made from milk crates and old tyres [sounds real classy - Ed] the sea-borne protesters were joined by on-shore supporters on Saturday.

The rally at Newcastle's Horseshoe Beach aimed to bring attention to the coal industry's impact on climate change.

"These people sent a serious message that the government, if they are going to be serious about climate change, they must address the coal industry," protest participant and NSW Greens MP Lee Rhiannon said.

Oh well, better luck next time.

Read it here.

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