Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at the Cairns meeting. Picture: Brendan Radke
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at the Cairns meeting. Picture: Brendan Radke

Crowd turns on Premier Palaszczuk at town hall meeting

A HOSTILE crowd has clashed with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over the Adani coal mine at a town hall meeting in Cairns.

During several questions over the contentious project, the Premier contended with choruses of catcalls and the event was disrupted for several minutes when a large group began singing and chanting against the mine.

A group began catcalling and chanting during the meeting. Picture: Brendan Radke
A group began catcalling and chanting during the meeting. Picture: Brendan Radke

Several protesters were escorted out of the Tuesday night meeting as others in the crowd called on them to quieten so people waiting could ask a question.

Ms Palaszczuk said she realised that people were passionate about the issue and everyone was entitled to have their say in a democracy.

"There is nothing more important too than people having a job," she said, but was interrupted by shouting.

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