20 C
Byron Shire
October 25, 2021

Anti-Adani protester hit by man on horseback

Latest News

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

Other News

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

A 61-year-old NSW woman was struck by a horse at the anti-Adani rally at Clermont. Photo Matthew Newton.

A woman in her 60s has been knocked down against a Clermont showground gate by an out of control man on horseback opposed to the peaceful Stop Adani Convoy event.

Police have charged a 41-year-old man with dangerous operation of a vehicle (namely a horse) causing grievous bodily harm following an incident at the Clermont Showgrounds yesterday.

It will be alleged a man riding a horse entered the entertainment ring at the showgrounds around 3.30pm. A 61-year-old NSW woman, who was heading towards a gate, was struck by the horse.

Bob Brown and others wait with the woman for an ambulance. Photo Matthew Newton.

Investigations to date have revealed that as the man was attempting to exit the ring, a woman and a group of others attempted to close a gate which the horse had struck.

The woman sustained serious injuries, bruising and abrasions. Her injures are believed to be non-life-threatening. She was transported to Clermont Hospital before being transferred to Mackay Hospital.

Police arrested a Clermont man near the incident a short time later. He has been charged with dangerous operation, common assault, trespass and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

Police remained in the area overnight.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. It is sad to see a woman was so badly injured when she was attending a PEACEFUL protest.
    The person guilty of causing her injuries deserves to be jailed.

  2. I hope the peaceful protester fully recovers,
    maybe dont atempt to close a gate in front of a galloping horse.. could of broken the horses leg or worse. Bad enough this protester was hurt .

  3. Correct me if I am wrong… the rider of the horse &
    the horse should not have been in the showground
    arena. Charging through & about & yelling like a
    sick sounding mule tells the story ‘the Convoy’ had
    fallen into the rider’s/screamer’s bad books. Enough


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should we ask customers about their...

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...