THE GLENUGIE blockade has brought protesters streaming southwards from the Lismore and Richmond Valley region to support their anti-CSG Clarence Valley friends.
Up to half the estimated 300 protesters came from outside the Clarence Valley, transforming a local protest into a significant "battle" against the industry which culminated in yesterday's massive police action.
Eltham grandmother Anne Thompson (pictured) had never slept in a tent before she came to Glenugie.
Now she has four nights under her belt, plus hundreds of kilometres in her car driving back and forth for day trips during the 48-day blockade.
Mrs Thompson, 74, was up at dawn yesterday but only ate her first meal at 2pm after being forced away from the site by tactical response officers.
"I have never seen anything like this in my whole life... I've never seen so many police," she said.
"We were marched for about one and a half kilometres and were pushed if we lingered."