Commonwealth Bank under fire from anti-Adani protesters

Anti-Adani activists protest outside the Commonwealth Bank in Perth. Photo: Lachlan Astfalck

Stop Adani activists organised simultaneous protests at two branches of the Commonwealth Bank in Perth’s central business district on July 28, to highlight growing opposition to the CBA’s involvement with the Adani coalmine.

Activists rallied outside the bank’s main branch in the Murray Street mall and also occupied the Hay Street branch a block away.

The rally featured a human coal train chugging through the gathering, pulling carriages emblazoned with “STOP funding dirty coal STOP ADANI”. The bank reacted by locking its doors.

In August, the Commonwealth Bank Board will meet to discuss its climate change policy.

Greenpeace, other environmental groups and many other people have been urging the CBA for months to rule out funding Adani and other fossil fuel companies.

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