On the frontline, protecting Leard State Forest and Maules Creek

“I am Fran Wachtel. I am 60 years old. Today I got arrested for obstructing traffic on the Leard Forest Rd at Boggabri. I am not crazy and I am not brave I would just like some of the real world to be left for my grand children and their children.”

Fran was arrested earlier this week as part of a campaign of ongoing non-violent direct action against open-cut coal mining in Leard State Forest.