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Australia: Protesters scale buildings to stop bulldozing of The Block

One of several banners at The Bloc, an aboriginal housing site set to be demolished, July 7, 2014.

One of several banners at The Bloc, an aboriginal housing site set to be demolished, July 7, 2014.

James Robertson, Sydney Morning Herald, July 7, 2014

Two protesters have scaled buildings at The Block in Redfern with banners early on July 7, 2014. Construction work is due to begin today and the protesters have vowed to blockade the site to stop the Aboriginal Housing Commission’s planned commercial redevelopment.

About 200 protesters gathered at The Block in Redfern on Monday as tensions flared over the fear that the site will be bulldozed for redevelopment. Read the rest of this entry