Extinction Rebellion protesters talked off tracks

Extinction Rebellion protesters again took to the tracks at the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday morning in a bid to prevent a train carrying coal from Southland from passing through.

It was the latest in a series of protests against the use of coal in New Zealand.

PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
After negotiating with Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen (pictured), protesters left the tracks without incident about 8.45am.

Comments

Why have they not been prosecuted?

Well done XR! Sending support! Looking forward to one day being down there to help out! Don't listen to the haters, they will realise sooner or later that the change we demand will happen soon.

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