Media Update: Protesters remain despite police attempts to remove tree sitter

For the second day 40 conservationists have maintained a forest protest action at Stony Creek in East Gippsland. Police Search and Rescue arrived at the site this afternoon. They proceeded to tie-off cables connected to the tree sit, to release the logging machinery. Police climbed the tree-sitter’s tree, removing the platform and the protester’s personal belongings, including blankets, food and water. The tree-sitter remains perched on branches at the top of the tree. Two people are still  at the top of tripods on the road, continuing to block access to log trucks. Logging contractors have began felling trees within the logging coupe.

“The commitment of these dedicated people, willing to face arrest or difficult conditions in the tree-tops, demonstrates their resolve to see our  forests and endangered wildlife protected for the future” said Miranda Gibson, spokesperson for Still Wild Still Threatened.

“The destruction of forests that are home to threatened wildlife displays repeated disregard for the  the government’s own scientists and is an afront to the tax-payer who foots the bill. ” said David Caldwell, Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO).

 

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By nativeforests

One comment on “Media Update: Protesters remain despite police attempts to remove tree sitter

  1. thankyou all so soso much from the top of this tree i sit upon and the bottom of my heart we are so greatfull that u are all together doing all you can .. come visit this way when ur done over their well need some crew soon ! big big love and pride to you all stay safe and strong its inspiring me even more !

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