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‘No Trees, No Treaty’: Djab Wurrung activists fight Western Highway duplication

In September, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Victorian Parliament to protest the removal of Djab Wurrung trees. Fangying Zhou and Lu Zhang report.

Video by Lu Zhang & Fangying Zhou
 

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Victoria Parliament to protest the removal of Sacred Djab Wurrung Trees on September 10.

The embassy camp alongside the western highway has been actively blocking the removal of the trees for about 14 months, despite notices of eviction from the Victorian government who want the protestors to make way for Major Road Projects Victoria to begin clearing the land.

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