February 27, 2018

Time2Choose Rally: Farmer who rode his horse across Sydney Harbour Bridge is returning with lots of mates   


Beef farmer Glenn Morris, who made headlines in 2016 when he rode his horse Hombre across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to send a message to NSW politicians, is returning to the big smoke – and this time he’s going to have plenty of mates.

Morris, of Inverell in north-west NSW,  will be one of thousands of people taking part in the #Time2Choose rally in Sydney’s CBD on March 24, one year out from the NSW state election, to demand action to protect our land, water and cultural heritage from coal mining and coal seam gas extraction.

The rally will be led by representatives of Indigenous communities and feature thousands of people on foot. Dozens of horse-riders from around the state will hold a simultaneous parallel ride through the city.

“We are at a crossroads. One road leads to clean air, clean water, renewable energy, protection of cultural heritage and healthy communities. The other road leads to more coal and coal seam gas mining. It’s time to carve out a positive future. It’s our time to choose: clean water, clean air and clean energy,” said Morris.

“We’re asking everyone, whether city folk, country folk, riders or not to join us at the rally. This is about ensuring we have a vibrant future with a diverse economy, a safe climate and clean water across the whole state.”


WHEN: Saturday March 24, starting at noon

WHERE: From Martin Place to Prince Alfred Park in the CBD.

MORE: Thousands of people from across NSW are calling on politicians to choose a clean air,clean water and clean energy future for NSW. The rally will be led by First Nations people,. There will be people representing farmers, graziers, rural towns and urban communities, environmental advocates, health professionals  and more. The rally will be followed by speeches and music. Horse riders will travel separately to Prince Alfred Park.

PHOTOS, VIDEO, BACKGROUNDER: Glen Morris at Blues Point Park, Sydney, explaining why he’s coming back to Sydney, available here.

DROPBOX: http://bit.ly/time2choosedropboxforjournalists

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://facebook.com/events/892505300914135/

RSVP PAGE: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/time2choose

MEDIA CONTACT:  To arrange interviews with Glenn Morris and participants from other regions across NSW contact Louise Fraser on 0438 993 068 or lou@350.org.au