"Two forest defenders have been arrested after a protest at Artec woodchip mill shut down the site for most of the day,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.
"Activists faced vandalism of cars, assaults from loggers and complacent police. Yet in the face of all that they stood strong for Tasmania's native forests, they stood proudly in the long tradition of non-violent protests, they stood strong for all the people who want action on climate change and an end to native forest logging," Jenny Weber said.
“Twenty protestors shut down the Artec woodchip mill in Tasmania’s north to protest the company’s ongoing woodchipping of Tasmania’s old growth and native forests. Export woodchipping continues to drive the loss of vast areas of native forests in Tasmania, including the old growth forests in Wentworth Hills and Swift Parrot habitat in the Eastern Tiers,” Jenny Weber said.