Huge protest against Gunns

Posted: 19 September 2006 in Australia, Gunns, Resistance

On 16 September 2006, at least 8,000 people marched through Launceston to oppose Gunns’ proposed new pulp mill.

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“The turnout in Launceston showed that across the whole of the north of Tasmania, people are fed up with managed investment schemes that drive small farmers off their land, with the conversion of native forests to plantation, with the destruction of native waterways,” Greens Senator Christine Milne told ABC.

Geoff Law of the Wilderness Society said, “Today’s fantastic turn-out is a show of strength against the pulp mill which will pollute the air and sea and devastate our native forests if it goes ahead.”

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