Nine people have been charged after being arrested during a protest at an abattoir in the state’s Southern Tablelands today.
Police will allege about 2.30am (Monday 8 April 2019), nine people attended the abattoir on Mazamat Road, Goulburn, and chained themselves to a conveyer.
About 4am, officers from The Hume Police District were contacted and attended the scene, after the owner asked the people to leave and they allegedly refused.
Goulburn Police Rescue cut the people free and arrested them at the scene.
Three men, aged 22, 22 and 46, as well as six women, aged 21, 21, 26, 28, 28 and 61, were taken to Goulburn Police Station where they were all charged with enter inclosed lands, interfere with conduct of business and hinder police.
The 46-year-old man, 61-year-old woman and one of the 28-year-old women were bailed to appear at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 15 May 2018.
The other 28-year-old woman and both 21-year-old women were bailed to appear at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
The remaining three, a woman aged 21 and two men aged 22, were bailed to appear at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 29 May 2019.