Apr 29, 2019

Man charged over incident at anti-Adani protest

Man charged over incident at anti-Adani protest

Police have charged a 41-year-old man after a woman was injured yesterday at the Clermont Showgrounds, where Stop Adani Convoy members were participating in an event.

It will be alleged a man riding a horse entered the entertainment ring at the showgrounds around 3.30pm.

A 61-year-old NSW woman, who was heading towards a gate, was struck by the horse.

The Queensland Police Service said the woman suffered serious injuries and was transported to Clermont Hospital before being transferred to Mackay Hospital.

Police arrested a Clermont man near the incident a short time later.

He has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle (namely a horse), common assault, trespass and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

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