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Three protest stunts in one day: two women perform song and dance on coal train

Jessica Brown
Simon McCarthy
Updated June 26 2024 - 7:50am, first published June 25 2024 - 6:00pm
Activists, believed to be two women called Cat and Rosie, have climbed on top of a coal train. Picture is a screenshot from a Blockade Australia live video
Activists, believed to be two women called Cat and Rosie, have climbed on top of a coal train. Picture is a screenshot from a Blockade Australia live video

Climate action protesters who caused mayhem on the Hunter's rail network yesterday have been slammed for putting "themselves, rail workers and train drivers at risk".

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Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Digital Editor

Jessica began her journalism career in 2009 as a cadet at The Port Stephens Examiner before moving to London for a two-year stint working in magazines and digital publishing. The Lake Macquarie local returned to Australia where she took up a reporting role at The Maitland Mercury. She worked across several rounds including local council, police and property before moving into digital journalism and joining the team at The Newcastle Herald in 2017.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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