Former Greens leader Bob Brown arrested in Tasmania… for good reason?

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has been arrested at a protest at the Lapoinya logging coupe in north-west Tasmania, activists say.
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Former Greens leader Bob Brown has been arrested at a protest at the Lapoinya logging coupe in north-west Tasmania, activists say.

He was there to protest Forestry Tasmania’s controversial logging project.

The Friends of Lapoinya Action Group said Mr Brown was arrested as he walked into the Lapoinya Forest exclusion zone this morning.

While other protesters were escorted off the property by police, Mr Brown and another man were arrested by police.

“Bob went up to support the community protest,” Steven Chaffer from the Bob Brown Foundation said.

Mr Brown was reportedly asked to leave the site, but he refused. His team released a statement on social media saying Mr Brown will talk to the press about his arrest when he is released from police custody later today.

Have you ever been in trouble with the law for following your beliefs, like Bob? Have you ever been to a protest?

    • I think he has been brilliant, by getting himself arrested we are all talking about it 🙂

  1. Lock him up and throw away the key why does he think he is untouchable do the crime be prepared to take the consequences

  2. Lock him up and throw away the key why does he think he is untouchable do the crime be prepared to take the consequences

  3. He is no different to anyone else when it comes to the laws of the State or Country. You break them, you pay the consequences

    • If you read the article properly, you will see that he was treated differently. Read then make a judgement.

    • Joann Tilyard It doesn’t say that at all. Nowhere does it say that the other protesters were asked to leave and refused, it just says that they were escorted off.

  4. He is no different to anyone else when it comes to the laws of the State or Country. You break them, you pay the consequences

    • If you read the article properly, you will see that he was treated differently. Read then make a judgement.

    • Joann Tilyard It doesn’t say that at all. Nowhere does it say that the other protesters were asked to leave and refused, it just says that they were escorted off.

    • What sort of society is it though when a government like the current Tasmanian one enacts legislation to deny the right to protest. This is supposed to be a democracy.

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