More CSG protests slated for the weekend

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Communities across the Hunter Valley are set to rally on Sunday over the expanding coal seam gas industry.

According to the Newcastle Herald the day has been badged as a ‘national day of action,’ with protestors rallying under the banner of ‘defend our water’.

Protest organiser and Lake Macquarie City councillor Phillipa Parsons told the Newcastle Herald the protest was not only left-wing move.

“This is shaping up to be the biggest social movement of our time, it is certainly not just a green issue,” she said.

“It has galvanised farmers, vignerons, tourism operators and environmentalists alike.”

Protestors are planning to gather at Camp Shortland in Newcastle at noon before forming a human symbol at Nobbys Beach.

Barrington-Gloucester-Stroud Preservation Alliance is also planning to encourage people to tie a blue ribbon to their gate or car to show CSG opposition.

Yesterday the We Want CSG group made a posting warning locals against “far left” CSG activists following reporting by The Australian.

The post claimed one of the largest NSW anti-CSG groups, Stop CSG, shared a mailing address “with a range of ultra-Left organisations and publications”.

But Stop CSG! Illawarra organiser Chris Williams said the group had no formal connections to the other organisations sharing its address.

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