Protest flare up

UGLY OUTCOME: Last Wednesday’s protest outside Beach Energy’s drilling site, which was marred by an incident that has resulted in a man being reported for aggravated assault.

LIMESTONE Coast police have reported an anti-gas mining protester for an aggravated assault and trespassing incident at Beach Energy’s drilling site north of Mount Gambier.

Police allege an “altercation” occurred between a Limestone Coast man, 32, and a security guard at the Haselgrove-3 conventional well site during a group protest.

The alleged scuffle occurred during a rally organised by the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance (LCPA), which

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