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Around 50 protesters walking under the banner of Walk Away from Uranium Mining have arrived in Perth rallying against uranium in Australia.

The protestors arrived after nine weeks of walking across regional WA through rain, wind, and dust.

The group is opposed to uranium mining across the globe and is calling for the development of renewable energy in place of nuclear.

It had been walking with traditional custodians of the Wiluna and Yeelirrie areas where uranium mines have been planned.

The protestors said proposed expansions of the uranium industry posed risks to the sovereign rights of Indigenous people.

March coordinator Marcus Atkinson said the uranium industry had divided the community and left people scared about their futures.

The march coincides with the release of figures showing an all time high of uranium expenditure.

The data prompted comments from industry figures that uranium mining had a strong future in Australia.

Earlier in the year WA Greens senator Scott Ludlam put his support behind the aims of the protestors, and said it was time people took a stance on the issue.

“The issue of uranium mining is something that people can’t be neutral about,” he said.

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