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Australian students protest against Adani coal mine construction

IANS  |  Canberra 

Thousands of students took to the streets across on Saturday in their latest protest against the planned construction of a coal mine in state by Indian conglomerate

The protesters called on the to halt the project, whose construction according to would begin "imminently", reports news.

Protest organisers, Stop Adani, estimated that 15,000 people had joined the marches across the country, while the said that 5,000 people had marched in alone.

The rallies follow last week's demonstrations urging action on climate change, which saw 15,000 school students walk out of class.

Students and activists then staged a sit-in at to confront Scott Morrison, who had criticised the student protest movement.

has pledged to reduce total emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, but a recent UN report said there has been no improvement in the country's climate policy since 2017.

The document said the latest projections published by the government indicated that emissions would remain high rather than being reduced in line with the 2030 targets.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:42 IST
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