Media Release: Four forest defenders face Hobart court over protest actions

For the second time in a week, a group of forest defenders have faced Hobart Magistrates Court relating to charges over logging protests.

Tania Wilby and Laura McKew received $200 fines each with no conviction recorded. Two other activists still await their hearing today.

"In the long tradition of non-violent action, these forest defenders stood up against the wrongs of our society, the destruction of Tasmania's native forests. These people should be applauded for their essential work highlighting the loss of irreplaceable ecosystems," said Bob Brown Campaign Manager, Jenny Weber.

"While the world shuts down during the pandemic, the logging of ancient forests continues. These brave heroes remind us that peaceful protests are still needed to highlight the crimes of industrial-scale logging in Tasmania," said Ms Weber.


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