Come rain or shine, Himpunan Hijau protesters are determined to complete their 300km walk from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur over 12 days from tomorrow.

NONE“Even though heavy rain is expected, nothing can stop us,” said chairperson Wong Tack (right), when contacted.

Logistics coordinator Vincent Ooi said the group of about 40 will take shelter if the rain is very heavy. To counter the heat, they will only walk from 5am to 10am, and again from 4pm to 7pm daily.

Supporters will provide home-stay accommodation for the protesters at all but one stop.

“We have yet to secure accommodation at Maran. We may need to sleep in tents near the Maran District Council square,” he said.

Twelve checkpoints have been identified, with the group expected to submit their memorandum on Nov 26 at Parliament House.

Ooi said public support for the walk - intended to raise environmental and political awareness - has been “tremendous”.

The raincoats, bottled water and sleeping bags donated to date will be transported by car.

NONETwenty volunteers from Pas Unit Amal and PKR Youth have also agreed to provide a security escort, working on a roster throughout the walk.

Himpunan Hijau has been leading a vociferous lobby against the Lynas rare earths refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan.