Queen’s Birthday coal protest

3 Jun

The queue of traffic returning to Auckland at the end of the holiday weekend was alerted to plans for a new coal mine at Mangatawhiri, near Auckland.

On this cold and breezy Queen’s Birthday afternoon, members of Auckland Coal Action got together to protest the new Fonterra coal mine. As at Easter, we hung banners and passed out leaflets to people in the line of cars on State Highway 2 as the vehicles passed the site of the proposed mine.  

We were heartened to receive lots of waves and beeps from the passing cars.

Police eventually arrived to deliver a warning for leafleting, but not before hundreds of flyers had been given out.  The banners, however, were allowed to stay up and will have been seen by thousands of people.

One Response to “Queen’s Birthday coal protest”


  1. Newsletter July 2013 | Coal Action Network Aotearoa - 10/07/2013

    […] month we stood along state highway 2, near the proposed mine site in protest as a long line of cars filed back to Auckland after the […]

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