Police rescue crews were called to Glenugie test drilling site to cut a protester out of a cage.
Police rescue crews were called to Glenugie test drilling site to cut a protester out of a cage.

Protester locked inside ‘cage’ at Glenugie test drilling site

POLICE rescue crews have been called to Glenugie test drilling site to cut a protester out of a cage.

Early reports suggest at 5am this morning a maroon Holden Barina, which was towing a steel cage, crashed through the gates of the test drilling site.

Two women reportedly chained themselves to the top of the car but were subsequently talked down.

Another protester remains in the cage.

It has been reported the Rural Fire Service was called to spray fire retardant over the car as it appeared to be leaking petrol.

The move was to hold up the moving of a drill rig.

"The community will be pleased to see the rig leave, but very sad for the community of Doubtful Creek," an early morning text from Lynette Eggins said.

It is not yet clear whether or not there have been any arrests at this stage but we have a reporter on scene and will give you updates as they happen.



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