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Woman charged following unauthorised protest on Hunter rail corridor


A 22-year-old woman has been charged following an unauthorised protest on a rail corridor in the Newcastle area on Monday.

About 7.15am on 19 June, emergency services were called to a rail line on Wagtail Way Kooragang.

It followed reports a group had gathered at the location, including a female who had suspended herself from a pole.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and, with assistance from Police Rescue, the woman was removed safely from the structure and arrested about 10.40am.

She was taken to Waratah Police Station, where she was charged with cause obstruction to railway locomotive and enter enclosed lands give rise to serious risk to safety.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday 20 June.

Investigations into the incident continue.

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