Peoples Blockade-Day 1
Our day started at 5:30 am ready to set up our blockade on Wieambilla Road by 6:30am.
We had a second group go over to QGC’s office in Chinchilla to deliver a letter to management, without comment.
Meanwhile we had a third group go to the Kenya gasfields to set up outside the offices there, whilst a fourth and fifth group setup outside gates further down the Kenya site.
Our NON VIOLENT action wasnt without incident though. It would seem that QGC’s contracters-Maguires Coaches,perhaps had an issue as he somehow managed to run into one of our supporters with the bus. This act was totally unneccessary and the fact there was no apology from the bus driver just a statement that he was turning, goes to show the sheer arrogance of the company and its contractors we have to deal with.
Although no charges will be laid at this stage,police and QGC are are aware of the incident.
We are prepared to have our blockade go on indefinitly, with many supporters ready to replace any who need a break.
A strong police presence clearly shows QGC were obviously expecting quite a MAJORITY of disgruntled landowners, rather than the MINORITY they are trying to portray us as in the media.
QGC have underestimated us yet again!
Today QGC’s representative stated to the media he would have no problem having his kids work with him, the company seems to be missing the point. At the end of the day they get to go home, WE are the ones expected to LIVE in a gasfield, NOT THEM!
So tomorrow is a new day, and we will continue with our blockade.
All impacted residents and supporters are welcome to attend.
The blockade is likely to continue for some time so, if you would like to come out later in the week (say Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) feel free to do so. Just bring a tent, sleeping bag and mat, a hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Food, toilets, showers will be available at the base camp.