Anti-coal protesters told to consider the safety of workers and the community ahead of planned weekend protests

Matthew Kelly
Updated September 14 2018 - 7:32pm, first published 5:00pm
Police arrest Mr Weeks after his protest on top of the coal train.
Police arrest Mr Weeks after his protest on top of the coal train.

Coal train drivers and other workers were the innocent victims of anti-coal protesters’ actions, the supporters of a driver who verbally abused a protester who had climbed aboard his locomotive on Thursday said.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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