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Thousands Of People Have Turned Out To #StopAdani Marches Around The Country

Protesters have shut down one of the busiest intersections in Melbourne.

#StopAdani Melbourne protest

Thousands of people have turned out to #StopAdani marches around the country to protest the Indian mining giant’s controversial Carmichael coal mine.

Building on the momentum of last week’s school climate strike, protesters young and old gathered in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns to call on both the government and the Labor party to stop the mine’s construction and take meaningful action on climate change.

In Melbourne, protesters marched down Swanston Street before occupying the intersection outside Flinders Street Station.

In Sydney, protesters met at Town Hall Square before marching on Labor Party headquarters.

And in Brisbane, protesters gathered outside the Adani offices before making their way to state parliament.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been critical of the student-led protests, telling Parliament last week he wanted to see “more learning in schools and less activism”.

Fortunately, no one cares what Scott Morrison wants.


Feature image via 350Australia/Twitter