Green Left: Knitting Nannas challenge anti-protest laws in NSW Supreme Court

Knitting Nannas and supporters gathered outside the NSW Supreme Court on May 10 to support climate activists and Nannas Dominique Jacobs and Helen Kvelde challenge New South Wales undemocratic anti-protest laws, Green Left's Rachel Evans reports. 

This challenged has been filed by the Environmental Defenders Office, who believe that the protest laws are “so broad that a group of people could face serious criminal charges simply by protesting near a railway station and causing people to be redirected around them”.

The NSW Civil Liberties Council said the Knitting Nannas will ask the Supreme Court to declare these new sections of the Crimes Act 1900 unconstitutional, as they “impermissibly burden the implied freedom of political communication of the NSW community”.

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