Protests across the nation have called on the Government to stop Adani’s Carmichael mine going ahead.

Protesters took to the streets on the weekend, just weeks after Adani announced it would self-finance a scaled-down version of the controversial project.

Youth Climate Coalition organiser Alex Fuller said a lot of people were prompted to join the rally after seeing recent school strikes.

“People were feeling really inspired that we could create change but they were also feeling really frustrated,” she said.

Adani encouraged everyone with opinions about its project to voice them safely and respectfully.

“All we ask is that people’s opinions are based on facts and that they don’t put lives at risk through irresponsible, illegal and unsafe protest behaviour,” a spokesperson said in a statement.