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NSW Climate Protester Bailed Ahead of Appeal

In a positive turn for climate protester Deanna “Violet” Maree Coco, a judge has allowed her to be released on bail pending an appeal of her arrest for blocking the Sydney Harbour Bridge for 25 minutes. Coco was sentenced to be jailed for at least eight months for peacefully protesting climate change inaction.

As independent NSW Senator David Shoebridge posted about her sentence, in the 25 minutes Violet inconvenienced Sydney drivers, the federal government provided $553,000 in subsidies to fossil fuel companies.

The NSW government introduced severe anti-protest laws in December that target people who take part in illegal protests on public roads or bridges with penalties of fines of up to $22,000 and two years in jail.

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