At 92, I was arrested for protesting against mining. I’m glad I took a stand

The people worried about climate change have got to take action, because the government has completely ignored them. So Ill continue to protest I owe it to all children

Yesterday, I joined about 150 others in a demonstration to occupy parts of the area being developed by Whitehaven Coal, who have set up amazing machinery to destroy the Leard State Forest.

We left early in the morning in a convoy with the intention of getting into the site so we could stop work for the day. It was a rough ride to the worksite, but we survived it, and eventually were able to get in. They had a very strong contingent of security people, but we managed to occupy the site for hours. Eventually the police arrived, and starting arresting people, including me. I was taken into police custody and charged with trespassing.

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