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05 Jul 2019 | 02:37 PM UTC

Australia: Further environmental protests possible following July 5 demonstration in Sydney

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Further protests possible following July 5 demonstration by environmental activists in Sydney; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Sydney, Australia, Queensland


Further demonstrations are possible in Sydney and other urban centers following a protest by environmental activists in Sydney on Friday, July 5. Demonstrators rallied outside the Town Hall at 17:00 (local time) on Friday to denounce the recent approval of a new coal mine in Queensland. Organizers estimated that 600 people marched through Bathurst, Elizabeth, Liverpool, and George Streets, where they held a sit-in to block traffic at one intersection, before returning to Town Hall. Avoid any further associated protests over the coming weeks.


Individuals in Sydney are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all future demonstrations as a precaution.


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