The Stop Adani Convoy has left sunny Hobart this morning after being sent off by a large, jubilant, crowd of supporters. Organisers had expected 60 but more than 600 turned out. The convoy now has 754 cars registered, all part of this citizens' action for climate change during a crucial election period.
“We are a celebration in motion. It is a community commitment – an act of defiance – for the future of our planet. A peaceful protest against Gautam Adani’s mine, which his operatives say will be under way soon,” said Bob Brown.
“Our convoy will be a success if voters, on May 18th, have the Adani issue changing their vote,” said Bob Brown.
“From 42 degrees south, this convoy carries the hopes of the nation for a livable future beyond coal and gas, for a restored Great Barrier Reef and for 100% renewable energy,” said Christine Milne.
“It all started with me joining hundreds of kids on Tasmanian parliament house lawns, as part of the world wide climate strike. They were all demanding action on climate and asking where the adults were on this issue. I felt embarrassed but it also gave me hope, gave me courage to stand up and then join the Stop Adani Convoy. I know now, that together we can stop the Adani coal mine,” said Anthony Houston, farmer.
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