Media Release: Fridays for Future protest at takayna blockade.

Bob Brown Foundation activists have wrapped an earth moving machine in messages from children calling for the protection of forests. Frontline protests continue as twenty year old Tenisha Van Dam has locked on to this machine to protest miner MMG’s proposed toxic, forest destroying tailings dam today.

“Children from Canberra sent us crocheted woollen strings with messages urging protection of forests, they asked for us to use them to defend takayna. from children in Canberra,” said Bob brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“These school children in Canberra understand the plight of this planet and Australia’s largest temperate rainforests. It’s time the politicians listened to the next generation,” Scott Jordan said.

Tenisha Van Dam (20) has locked herself onto an earthmoving machine bringing MMG’s illegal roadworks to a halt for the fifth day this week, and messages from the children have been tied onto the machine.

“MMG need to leave takayna, abandon this destructive plan to carry out deforestation in this age of the climate and biodiversity crises. These messages are MMG’s managers to read before turning this machine back to its destruction. Perhaps they could also find time to explain to the children why they are so determined to deny future generations the ability to witness these precious rainforests." Scott Jordan said.

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2022-06-03 09:29:25 +1000