One protestor arrives at the Glenugie CSG blockade on horseback.
One protestor arrives at the Glenugie CSG blockade on horseback.

Police warn CSG protestors as 12 arrested

POLICE have now arrested 12 people at the Glenugie CSG blockade near Grafton.

Police superintendent Mark Holahan urged all protesters to "act within the confines of the law or face being arrested".

"Officers are working with protesters to ensure the company can lawfully access their site," Supt Holahan said.

"Police are concerned that some members of the group are taking action that places their own safety at risk, as well as the safety of police officers and the gas company employees.

"Everyone has the right to protest peacefully, however, when this obstructs traffic, interferes with people's safety and hinders their work, action must be taken.

Supt Holahan added that all reasonable directions given by police must be adhered to and that criminal offences, anti-social behaviour or property damage would not be tolerated.

"I'd remind protesters that this includes the use of recording devices without the subject's knowledge," he said.

"Raising your concerns about a public issue in a peaceful and safe way is one thing, but it another to intimidate or obstruct others," Supt Holahan said.



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