Thousands Of People Have Turned Out To #StopAdani Marches Around The Country
Protesters have shut down one of the busiest intersections in Melbourne.
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.
“People gonna rise like the water, our future is on the line. I hear the voice of my great granddaughter saying, stop Adani’s mine.” Sitting at the Flinders St intersection in Melbourne. #StopAdani #MarchForOurFuture #fight4future #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/CK70V5MMY0
— 350Australia (@350Australia) December 8, 2018
— Lachie Mulcahy (@blurstoftimes93) December 8, 2018
— Shannon McKeogh (@shannylm) December 8, 2018
In Sydney, protesters met at Town Hall Square before marching on Labor Party headquarters.
— School Strike 4 Climate (@StrikeClimate) December 8, 2018
— Stop Adani (@stopadani) December 8, 2018
— Kimberley Crofts (@ktcita) December 8, 2018
And in Brisbane, protesters gathered outside the Adani offices before making their way to state parliament.
— AYCC (@AYCC) December 8, 2018
— Sharon France (@mssharonfrance) December 7, 2018
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