Environmental activists violently attacked by timber workers

Peaceful environmental activists who were protecting an old-growth forest in Tasmania, Australia, have been violently attacked by timber workers as they were blocking the road for them.

The timber workers attacked the car that the protestors were using to block the road using a sledgehammer and kicking in its windows. They later dragged out a 22-year-old protestor and kicked him repeatedly.

The brutal attack was caught on tape by one of the protestors:

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Guest cooler choice

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this is not a good thing people who use vilance against protestors should go to jail for a long time

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Guest Chemical Free

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You know, a number of years ago a similar situation occured in British Colombia. The logging giant, INTERFOR, attacked a peaceful protest camp I was involved with. It was a huge mess, a couple of activists dissappeared in the bush for a number of days before they finally came out of hiding!

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Guest Cracklin' Rose

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Those that attacked that young fellow should be arrested and put away for a very long time. Also, wouldn't it make sense to fire workers who go to such extremes? Or, have they frightened their bosses as well? Bullies never win. I'm sure they'll find that out one day. I hope it's soon.

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