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Protest Against Adani Coal Mining In Australia; Protesters Disrupt The India-Australia ODI At SCG

Protest Against Adani Coal Mining In Australia (Image: Twitter)

Just like the Goans are protesting against the coal handling facility of Adani in Goa there was a protest witnessed at the first ODI between India and Australia at SCG. The protesters landed in the middle of the ground with placards prospering against the $ 1BN SBI loan offer to Adani.

According to the India Express Reports, Two protesters made their way into the middle of the ground disrupting the game during the first ODI between India and Australia. One of the invaders, carrying a placard ‘No $1BN Adani Loan’, managed to reach the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of Australia’s innings. 

“We’ve got a couple of pitch invaders protesting about something,” Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Sports.

Goa is also having a similar protest against the Adani coal handling at MPT and the $1BN loan offered by the SBI bank to Adani.    

“We’ll wait for security to come and get them and remove them. We don’t see any urgency from security at the moment.”

In Australia, a huge protest going on against the Adani Group’s Coal Project. Ben Burdett, one of the SCG protesters, said in a statement, that they are protesting towards the safety of millions of Indian taxpayer’s money. 

“Millions of Indian taxpayers who are watching the first game of the Indian cricket tour have a right to know that the State Bank of India is considering handing their taxes to a billionaire’s climate-wrecking coal mine.”

According to the reports, Adani has faced country-wide protests in Australia against the Queensland project, and many have run an “Adani go back” campaign to deter the group from moving ahead.  

Protesters have raised concerns that the project can possibly increase global warming and also threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

However, that was not all as protestors also gathered outside the Sydney cricket ground and raised slogans. Fans have returned to the ground for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced games before empty stadiums across the world.

Source: Indian Express 

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