The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) 2019 conference was met with heavy protests in Melbourne, Australia.
Hundreds of protestors blockaded the front of the event which ran from 28-31 October and featured numerous companies associated in the mining industry.
Concerns raised by the protestors shared ranged from the pollution of the environment, indigenous people being moved off their land and corporations not paying taxes.
With a rising upswell of activism around the world it could be a growing area of concern for the mining and resources industry, which is the bedrock to the Australian economy.
Small Caps took to the field to take a look at what was taking place and interview both sides of the aisle.