On Friday, 27th November, two spectators ran into the playing field disrupting the match within the first hour of the ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket ground in order to protest Adani Group’s controversial coal project. Security officials took to escorting the Stop Adani Protesters off the ground after they were allowed to stand in the middle showing off their placards. Whereas, there were approximately 50 people gathered outside the Sydney Stadium in the protest as well.
Just as Navdeep Saini was about to start his over, a protestor ran close to the pitch before being removed from the playing field. The T-shirts these protesters wore read “#StopAdani” on the front and “StopCoal. #StopAdani. Take Action,” on their back.
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) November 27, 2020
— Mohammad Sameer Abraham (@Sameer_Abrham) November 27, 2020
The placards these protesters held were against a $1 billion loan for a controversial project in Queensland by the mining company Adani. People took to Twitter as this was a well enough distraction just ahead of the 7th over between India and Australia.
Due to the negative impact, it could have on the environment, the Carmichael Coal Mine company has been a source of controversy for a number of years which is also because the Stop Adani group is determined to stop the project.
The Adani coal mine recorded a triumph against environmental activists, earlier in September. The project announcement was that it would offer more than 1,500 jobs to the people of Queensland.
In this time of severe #climatechange corporates, banks need to fund #ClimateAction adaptation projects. Indian citizens oppose @TheOfficialSBI offering Rs 5000 crore loan to Adani for coal mining in Australia#FundFarmersNotCoal #Coalaintcool #bankersdontgoabroad #deathbycoal pic.twitter.com/r4leLQl5sH
— Neelam Ahluwalia (@nahluwalia20) November 27, 2020
This Friday, the Stop Adani Protesters group, in a press release urged the State Bank of India to not approve the $1 billion Australian dollars to Adani Group.