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Protesters block 5G upgrade at Lennox Head

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Anti-5G protesters at the Lennox Heads site this morning. Photo supplied.

Protesters at the site of the new 5G tower upgrade at Lennox Head this morning say that the work proposed to commence this afternoon is illegal.

The site, at the water tower on North Creek Road at Lennox Head is where technicians are currently waiting for a cherry picker to arrive to upgrade the tower.

Earlier this morning police arrived to speak with protesters and there are around 15 people locking arms blocking the cherry picker entry, with thousands more being called to arrive with updates coming soon via BayFM and local community group social media pages.

Protesters say the upgrade is illegal and are worried about the impact 5G will have on the water quality of the town supply.

Protesters, who also have a car blocking the entry point, say that Telstra Regional manager Michael Marom is at the site and that the tower location is untested and experimental and they are concerned that radiation will impact the water tank and water quality.

Members of the group say that the 5G upgrade was confirmed via email last Wednesday by Telstra to the Northern Rivers for Safe Technology admin.

They say community members have been watching the tower for the past five days and that this morning the technicians arrived to proceed with the upgrade.


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16 COMMENTS

    • If you have been around Lennox for a little while lizard, you could answer that question.

      Are we now punishing anyone who begs to differ?

      I now refer to Martin below and the quotes taken from the Belgian Environment Minister and Professor specialising in the effects of low-intensity microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (MWV-EMF) on the human body no less.

      “The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” – Belgian environment minister Céline Fremault, following her decision to ban the use of 5G in the city.

      “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.” – Professor Emeritus Martin Pall, Washington State University.

      A fraction of research leads me to think that unless you are an expert in this field, you need to do some serious research before you comment.

      We know radiation can be harmful, yet we are often told that amounts from 5G towers is low. So at what point does it become harmful? Take your answers from those with vested interests with a large grain of salt.

      • https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/spectrum/5g-and-eme?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl7Wi8fn68AIVxKmWCh3FcQedEAAYASAAEgLke_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

        “EME is all around us and is part of our natural environment. It is emitted by sources like the sun, the earth, the earth’s atmosphere and even the human body.

        …The EME in telecommunications uses energy levels that are too weak to cause harm. In fact, in the case of 5G, the EME from 5G devices cannot even penetrate skin. Examples of non-ionising radiation sources include visible light, common electrical appliances, radio, television and mobile phone communications.”

        YES Stev, I agree with your point of “unless you are an expert in this field, you need to do some serious research before you comment.” and do think it should apply to everyone including you maybe?

  1. I wonder how many protesters arrived in their petrol powered cars, using 4G to call & text (despite the previous protests against 4G), and who can’t spell “luddite”? I know! The elites from Lennox (no ordinary person can live there any longer, just like the elite sodden Byron Bay.

  2. This gets more hilarious as time evolves.
    Now, water gets polluted by radio waves! and is unhealthy to drink, or shower under, I guess..
    Crikey, imagine what damage UV and Gamma rays etc. have been doing to H2O all these 4,500,000,000 years since Earth was formed.

  3. FFS! why not do something sensible and protest about the Morrison governments failures on vaccine rollout- and get vaccinated yourselves!!

  4. Would they just stop… 5G is fine
    If it’s so bad then why is every other city in Australia and around the world not suffering from water pollution?
    Can’t get it through to these conspiracy theorists that what they’re arguing is nonsense.

  5. Absolute joke, these people don’t even realise that the majority of the theories they believe in are propagated from other countries that have a vested interests in harming Australia. How funny it must be to watch our democratic processes buckle under unreasonable claims and people’s right to protest about anything they want regardless of the truth.

  6. “The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” – Belgian environment minister Céline Fremault, following her decision to ban the use of 5G in the city.

    “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.” – Professor Emeritus Martin Pall, Washington State University.

    • If we are really going down that path, then we should never have looked for a better way to treat polio, or new type of operating technique … if anything we should go back to the cavemen age just to be safe… because breathing all the fumes from cars etc are a much better option than 5G which:

      https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/spectrum/5g-and-eme?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl7Wi8fn68AIVxKmWCh3FcQedEAAYASAAEgLke_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

      “EME is all around us and is part of our natural environment. It is emitted by sources like the sun, the earth, the earth’s atmosphere and even the human body.

      …The EME in telecommunications uses energy levels that are too weak to cause harm. In fact, in the case of 5G, the EME from 5G devices cannot even penetrate skin. Examples of non-ionising radiation sources include visible light, common electrical appliances, radio, television and mobile phone communications.”

  7. Questions facepalm. Only comment was “take your answers from those with vested interests with a large grain of salt”

    and you reference info from the Federal Government, top of the vested interest tree!

    You might need to find some salt.

  8. Aren’t they only saying that’s it’s untested , studies take time and time has only begun for this topic now ? I wonder who will be right in ten twenty years time , is it worth the risk ? We will see one day .

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