This afternoon, Sydneysiders are taking to the streets to Stop Adani

This afternoon thousands of Sydneysiders will be marching through the streets of the CBD with an aim to ‘Stop Sydney to Stop Adani’.

Organised and co-hosted by Extinction Rebellion and Uni Students for Climate Justice, the event is taking place at 5pm at Sydney Town Hall in protest of the QLD Government’s final approvals for Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine.

stop adani protest

Thousands of Sydneysiders are taking to the streets this afternoon to protest against Adani and the controversial Carmichael coalmine.

With almost 4000 people currently enlisted on the Facebook event, the protest follows numerous Extinction Rebellion events that have popped up all over Australia and the world alike.

The Facebook description of the event states:

“Disgracefully Adani has now received its final key approval from the State Labor Government that will allow it to start work on its mine. We want to show that despite the destructive decisions of the Government, the majority of people do not approve of Adani and we won’t stop fighting until it is stopped!”

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signed off two key environmental approvals last month; the Black-Throated Finch Plan and the Groundwater Management Plan, bringing Adani two steps closer to building his coal mine.

The mine does not have the consent of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, will have access to an unlimited supply of Australian water for up to 60 years, and will be a gateway to central Queensland’s untouched Galilee Basin, with six other coal mines already proposed for the area.