Police condemn Rising Tide climate protest that stopped a fully-laden coal train en route to the Port of Newcastle

Matthew Kelly
Updated April 17 2023 - 7:05am, first published April 16 2023 - 2:14pm
Pictures by Peter Lorimer and Jonathan Carroll

Police have condemned the actions of 50 climate protesters involved in stopping a fully-laden coal train at Sandgate on Sunday morning.

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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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