Australian rugby player arrested in environmental protest
David Pocock, an Australian rugby player, was arrested Sunday after he chained himself to a piece of mining equipment to protest a proposed coal mine.
Pocock spent 10 hours chained to the machine with a local farmer.
He was protesting the Maules Creek mine in the Leard State Forest, a project the BBC says "is set to be one of the world's largest open-cut coal mines."
Pocock decided not to give any interviews on the subject, instead posting a 1,500-word essay explaining his reasoning on his Tumblr page.
The Australian Rugby Union issued Pocock a written warning for violating its code of conduct, but he was back at practice on Monday.
- Dan Gartland