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*Pic: The moment of environmentalist Bob Brown’s arrest. Bob Brown has a High Court challenge against the laws in the works ...

What a farce ... All that police presence ... All for nothing. Charges against arrested Lapoinya Forest protesters were dropped in the Burnie Magistrates Court Today (Mon, June 26, 2016). And there’s still a High Court challenge to come ( TT HERE ). And it all seems to be a loss-making exercise anyway ... ( John Lawrence HERE ). Incredible!

Read the Media Release, see the picture of the freed protesters, HERE

*Lindsay Tuffin has been a journo since 1969, mainly in Tassie ...

• Gordon Bradbury in Comments: Lapoinya is much more serious than just “a waste”. It’s clear evidence (like the 2013 election campaign) that the Liberals will do absolutely anything to provoke “Greenies” and wedge the community. “Greenies” must be continually provoked and then shown to be “the bad guys” - breaking the law, stopping “real workers”. Forest-protecting “Greenies” are such easy targets for the Liberals. Like shooting fish in a barrel. It’s all a media/political stunt! Nothing more. The forest industry is just a political toy. A play thing for the politicians to divide the community and win elections ...