Takayna defense intensifies with two protests in one day.

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A second round of protest activity in the past 12 hours has shut down the log trucks at the site of controversial logging on the Arthur River in Takayna. Five members of the public have staged a sit-in protest on the road access to the coupe. Three people, Phil Tapper 71, Rhonda Emarch 71 and Sue Cobroft 80 have been arrested for blocking access to the forest for more than an hour.

“As we approach the deadline for cessation of logging, we have seen Foresty Tasmania allowing its contractors to work later, including after nightfall,” said Bob Brown Foundation Takayna Campaigner Scott Jordan.

“But they should be on notice that we are no strangers to late nights and early mornings. We will be there defending these forests at any time, day or night.”

“Forestry Tasmania should do the right thing and remove the logging machines now and let the wildlife finally rest after this savage destruction of habitat that has now lasted six weeks.”

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