The organisers of an anti-gas protest say more than 2000 people gathered at a proposed drilling site on the state’s north coast today.
Adam Guise, from Lock the Gate, says it is the third week in a row that industry opponents have turned out in force.
He says they are determined to stop plans for a test well at Bentley, outside of Lismore.
Mr Guise says senior police met with organisers today to gauge the scale of likely protest action.
“We met with Bill McKenna from Lismore Police, a senior member of the police, and also a representative of a special operations unit form Sydney to make an assessment of the scale and the peaceful nature of the protest,” he said.
“So they can feed back to the higher echelons of government and the police force about the overwhelming community opposition.
“We’re hoping that they can feed back this information… to the Premier, to the Energy Minister, to the Police Commissioner that people are not prepared to accept invasive gas fields in their region.”
Source: ABC News