Coal terminal protesters demand climate change action

COLOURFUL: Yesterday’s protest in the Melbourne CBD.
COLOURFUL: Yesterday’s protest in the Melbourne CBD. Front Line Action On Coal

ACTIVISTS attempted to disrupt export operations at three of Australia's largest coal terminals on Thursday.

At Newcastle Port, three protesters chained themselves to equipment before being removed and arrested by police.

In Port Kembla, a protest caused truck traffic to build up around the port and two people were reportedly taken into custody.

In Brisbane a small group of protesters attempted to stop coal trains travelling to the Port of Brisbane.

Hundreds attended a protest in the Melbourne CBD, with several chaining themselves to the BHP and Westpac buildings.

Newcastle protester Vanessa Weibford told the ABC that communities were demanding more action.

"Our temperatures are soaring and we're burning the planet, despite global efforts to push back the worst threats of climate change, while in Paris our government continues to ignore the science," she said.

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