Sara Rath, Goonengerry
I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of 5G technology.
Our community and council voted against 5G with mass amounts of protesters coming to the streets. It was not only this community, but all over the world, with whole countries refusing this unsafe and not properly tested technology.
I have been present at the Suffolk tower this week and the lack of support or understanding from our police and Council has hurt me deeply.
One of the police officers asked a protester, ‘How many watts is coming from the tower?’ Wattage? The tower is not a light bulb, and this lack of understanding should not be coming from our local protectors – their children and loved ones will be affected too.
I wish our Council was standing with us. Are they fighting on a federal level?
This work is going ahead as I write this, our protectors have been banned from the tower. Protesters being shamed for showing up with restrictions in place, and yet again the irony that this work is taking place while there is a ‘pandemic’ – what’s the rush? Faster internet?
Why are there 20 plus police officers at the tower with only a few protesters remaining? Crystal meth is one of the much larger issues that our police could be working on, yet they are protecting large corporations’ interests.