Anti-mining protesters on  notice to pack and leave

ANTI-MINING protesters camped without authorisation in two local state forests have just days to pack up and leave or risk their property being seized.

Narrabri Shire Council was expected to serve activists camped on road reserves in the Leard State Forest and Pilliga Forest with notices yesterday afternoon.

If the protesters fail to comply with the order, council could move in as early as Monday and take possession of any items – such as tents and couches – located on the road reserves.

Environmental activist Murray Drechsler, who helped found the Leard State Forest camp more than 540 days ago, said the protesters were seeking legal advice.

“A few weeks ago the police and (NSW Forestry Corporation) barged in and gave us 12 hours to move and were very threatening and in the end they couldn’t do anything,” he said.

“So, I’ll wait to seek further advice on just how legal this is. I’m not trusting a corrupt council.”

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