Climate change protester receives a fine of $ 61,000 after attaching himself to a barrel of concrete and shutting down a railroad for hours
- Climate change activist Alice Wicks, 26, has been ordered to pay a $ 61,000 fine
- Mrs. Wicks stopped all coal trains that went to Brisbane harbor for five hours
- She attached herself to a concrete barrel and squatted down on the rails
A climate change activist has been fined a whopping $ 61,000 after attaching herself to an oil drum of 500 kilograms and for hours having obstructed rail services.
Brisbane demonstrator Alice Wicks, 26, blocked all coal trains on their way to the port of Brisbane for five hours during a protest in Wynnum West on April 19.
The drum was weighted with concrete and she was squatted beside it, her hand seemed to be inside.
On a banner behind her it said: & # 39; STAY EXCELLENT & # 39 ;.
Climate-changing Alice in Brisbane, Alice, has been fined $ 61,000 for blocking rail services for hours
Mrs. Wicks & # 39; actions have temporarily stopped the railroad and after being released from the barrel, she was taken to the hospital with hypothermia.
On Monday, the Wynnum Magistrates Court ordered Mrs. Wicks to pay $ 61,000 to Queensland Rail after she was found guilty of allegations of breaching a railroad, blocking a railroad, and obstructing police.
She received a good behavioral bond, but the court found that Queensland Rail was the victim of her actions and she was sentenced to pay the huge fine as compensation, The courier post reported.
The activist has been protesting for the past three years and is working in the environmental sector.
& # 39; I took this action because I have exhausted all other options to take action against the climate crisis & # 39 ;, Wicks said in Greenleft Weekly.
& # 39; Permafrost has been 70 years ahead of scientists' predictions. We must act now. & # 39;
Her conviction came on the same day that the police arrested a prominent French journalist and his crew while filming anti-Adani protesters.
French reporter Hugo Clement and his team members were arrested Monday at the entrance of Adani & Abbot Point coal loading facility.
& # 39; It is clear that the state is cracking down on anyone trying to shed light on this corrupt system & # 39 ;, Wicks said.
The police later dropped charges against Mr. Clement and his crew.
She attached herself to an oil drum of 500 kg filled with concrete and squatted down on the rails on April 19
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