Two members of the Knitting Nannas against CSG appeared in Casino Local Court yesterday over charges laid during the Doubtful Creek coal seam gas protests earlier this year.
Clare Twomey and Naomi Tarrant were charged with hindering police during a blockade at the protest site.
The pair had acted as ‘simmos’ in the protest, a term coined for people who attach themselves to objects anchored into a road to prevent access.
Ms Twomey had been sitting on a tripod and Ms Tarrant had locked herself to an old car at the protest site.
Charges against Ms Twomey were dismissed after the magistrate agreed with her lawyer’s argument that she had been escorted down by a single police officer.
Ms Tarrant’s charge of hindering was sustained but no conviction was recorded.
Charges against the two women relating to being on State Forest property were dropped.