Protesters keep the peace

A PEACEFUL protest by anti-coal seam gas campaigners at a farm at Shannonbrook yesterday marked a shift in the campaign toward more direct action.

About 50 campaigners supported East Lismore man Davey Bob Ramsay who chained himself to a bulldozer being used by Metgasco to build a water-holding pond at the site.

They included a group calling themselves Knitting Nanas Against Gas who did as the titled suggested and knitted Lock the Gate yellow triangles throughout.

"I think (the action) definitely is a sign of things to come," Southern Cross University law and social movements lecturer Aidan Ricketts said.

"I think everyone got to have some training today. It gave the police some practice and it gave the coal-seam gas protesters some practice.

"What a lot of people have seen today is that non-violent direct action is quite a safe and calm form of protest."

Topics:  csg, knitting nanas against gas, lock the gate, peaceful protest, shannonbrook




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