Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson is in London and Paris this week. In response to an emergency call-out from the Australian Beyond Nuclear Initiative for international solidarity against a proposed federal nuclear waste dump on aboriginal land at Muckaty in the Northern Territory, a small demo was held at very short notice outside the Australian High Commission in central London.
Two people dressed in white overalls and gas masks held a sign reading "No Nuclear Dump at Muckaty" and handed out leaflets.
At the end of the 90 minute demo, which attracted the attention of diplomatic police as well as visitors to the building and passers by, a letter addressed to Mr Ferguson and signed by members of the Muckaty aboriginal community was delivered by hand to a representative of the High Commission.
A third supporter arrived shortly afterwards: he had just come from a meeting about nuclear power which overran.
(Photos by D. Viesnik (top) and Ziggy (bottom))