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POLICE STEP UP COAL PORT PATROLS

Anticipating further protest action around Newcastle’s coal port over the weekend – police have begun a high-visibility operation on land and water.

Police vessels, including the ‘Nemesis’ were cruising waterways and patrols around railway infrastructure increased.

The operation comes after protestors halted coal trains four times over the past fortnight.

Police say while they support individuals and groups exercising their right to protest peacefully, they will not tolerate any unlawful behaviour.

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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