Coffs women immobilise Adani welder
Three women from Coffs Harbour interrupted work at Adani’s Carmichael Rail Corridor in central Queensland on Wednesday morning.
They say the impacts of the mine will cause more natural disasters like those we are already experiencing.
Zianna Fuad locked herself to a concrete batching plant.
Teeka Latif and Susan Doyle immobilised the company’s flash-butt welder.
They interrupted work from around 6am to just after 10am and Andy Paine from the group says the trio spent the afternoon being questioned at Claremont Police Station.
Protesters also blocked traffic moving up and down the rail corridor.
They claim a work ute drove into one woman and machinery was turned on while Ms Fuad was locked to it.
“A year ago I watched the forest I live in go up in flames, now the Coffs Coast is being hit by disaster floods. I saw ‘permanently wet’ forests burn for the first time ever,” Ms Faud said.
“Unprecedented weather events now seem to be regular occurrences, we are living in the world climate scientists have warned us about for decades.”
She says it’s criminal that the Carmichael coal mine is being built when climate change has already started to wreak havoc across this continent.
“I’ve travelled all this way to stop Adani’s work because we have to scale up our action to meet the urgency of these times.
“Protest has changed the world over and over, toppled regimes, and won rights across the globe. But we need every person who is able to join the climate frontline and protect life on this planet.“
Originally published as Coffs women immobilise Adani welder