Trespass charges at Bowen

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) arrested seven people following protest activity at a port facility near Bowen this morning.

Just after 6am, police responded to reports up to 40 protesters were impeding road and rail access to the Abbot Point Road facility.

A 28-year-old Victorian man and four male French nationals aged 29, 30, 32 and 39 were charged with one count of trespassing on a railway.

Two Victorian women, aged 20 and 22, were charged with one count each of trespassing on a railway, obstruct railway and contravene a police direction.

They are all due to appear in the Bowen Magistrates Court on September 3.

The QPS supports lawful and peaceful protest and is committed to working with groups to plan and facilitate lawful activities.

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