Protesters attempted to disrupt work on the Bravus Carmichael rail line construction Friday morning. Picture: News Regional Media
Protesters attempted to disrupt work on the Bravus Carmichael rail line construction Friday morning. Picture: News Regional Media

Woman arrested at Bravus Carmichael rail line protest

UPDATE 1.21PM: The road into the Bravus Carmichael rail construction has been cleared after protesters attempted to block access to the site on Glen Avon Road west of Mt Coolon Friday morning.

A police spokesman said a 63-year-old woman was arrested for trespass and contravening directions while two other protesters were fined for obstruction of pedestrian traffic.

The spokesman said it was reported to be a generally peaceful protest and roads were open by 11.15am.

The activists said they were protesting for the criminalisation of “ecocide” which it described as the “mass damage and destruction of ecosystems”.

INITIAL 10.35AM: Environmental activists have disrupted the Bravus Carmichael rail line construction for the second time in three days Friday morning.

A police spokesman said one woman had been arrested for trespass with reports indicating other protesters were still at the worksite on Glen Avon Rd west of Mt Coolon.

The spokesman said protesters were on scene from 6.30am with a police crew arriving shortly after 9am.

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A Bravus spokeswoman said works have continued despite the protesters blocking one of the main roads leading into the Carmichael site.

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The activists said they were protesting at the rail line, calling for what the group called “ecocide” which it described as the “mass damage and destruction of ecosystems”.

Police are still on scene.


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