Opinion

Why I blocked Newcastle harbour in defiance of coal exports

By Tom Hunt
November 28 2023 - 6:00am
Tom Hunt was one of over 100 climate activists arrested for an extended blockade of the Port of Newcastle. Picture by Adam McLean
Tom Hunt was one of over 100 climate activists arrested for an extended blockade of the Port of Newcastle. Picture by Adam McLean

Yes I was breaking the law. I was getting in the way of a ship exporting coal. There is a law to stop people blocking shipping channels.

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