This morning a group of French journalists were arrested at the Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland while filming content for a documentary about Adani.
Journalist Hugo Clément and three cameramen working for France 2, one of the country’s most popular television stations, were filming protesters outside the coal terminal near Bowen, Queensland.
The protesters were blocking the entrance to the coal terminal which is owned by Adani Group, the Indian mining company who want to build one of the biggest open cut coal mines in Australia.
Clément and the others were told by Queensland police that they were ‘obstructing the railway’ as they were capturing footage of protesters stopping workers from entering the coal terminal.
Without warning, all four Frenchmen were immediately placed in handcuffs and put into police vehicles.
This protest comes just days after information was announced that Adani would begin clearing trees in preparation for building their controversial coal mine in central Queensland.