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Australia: Arrests as police remove tents at Perth’s Heirisson Island Aboriginal protest

Australia Aboriginal camp perth 1ABC News, April 30, 2015

Dozens of riot police and City of Perth rangers have again moved into dismantle an Aboriginal camp at Heirisson Island, set up in response to the State Government’s plan to close remote communities.

Officers began dismantling the camp just after 11:00 am, pulling down tents and issuing move on notices.

The tents, as well as residents’ belongings, were confiscated. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Heirisson Island Aboriginal resist Police effort to clear camp

Photo: Aboriginal protesters stand their ground as police move in to clear camps at Heirisson Island. Mar 13, 2015 (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger).

Photo: Aboriginal protesters stand their ground as police move in to clear camps at Heirisson Island. Mar 13, 2015 (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger).

By Rebecca Trigger, ABC News, March 13, 2015

Angry scenes erupted at Perth’s Heirisson Island today as police and the city moved to dismantle an Aboriginal camp, set up in response to the State Government’s plan to close remote communities.

Dozens of officers, including mounted police and the canine squad moved in on the island at about 3:00pm, after the Perth council gave the group until midday today to remove their belongings. Read the rest of this entry