Two Women Charged Over Unauthorised Newcastle Protest

Two women have been charged following an unauthorised protest near Newcastle earlier today.

About 1pm (Tuesday 25 June 2024), officers from Newcastle City Police District received notification that a number of people had entered the rail corridor and were causing obstruction to trains at Kooragang Island.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District - assisted by Police Rescue and the Dog Unit - attended the site and arrested two women aged 67 and 59.

They were taken to Newcastle Police Station where they were each charged with enter inclosed lands and create serious safety risk.

Both women were refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June 2024).

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