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Final day’s arrests

Media Release 8 July 2011 – for immediate release Peace week culminates in arrests and meditations Swan Island Peace Convergence – Queenscliff A week of protest at the top-secret military base of Swan island has ended with a blockade lit with 400 candles representing deaths in Afghanistan and more arrests as protesters breached police lines. [...]

Protestors scale the bridge

Media Release 8 July 2011 – for immediate release 6:45am Peace week culminates in candle vigil & tense stand-off with police Swan Island Peace Convergence – Queenscliff A week of protests at the top-secret military base on Swan Island is currently at a tense, pre-dawn stand-off as protesters breach police lines. Meanwhile, the quiet Queenscliff street [...]

Third day of protests, third day of arrests – Media Release

Peace activists have been arrested on the third consecutive day of the blockade of the Swan Island military base. A small but determined group of protesters was met by a large police presence, and two were arrested as the group attempted to keep the base closed. The convergence has been continuing all week as a [...]

More arrests today at Swan Island protest

  Early this morning two further activists were arrested and many others were dragged off the road as the Swan Island Peace Convergence continued into its third day. Davey Hellier (38, Bushland Management worker from Belgrave) and Paul Ellis, (26, teacher from Warragul) elected to refuse bail and were later fined $400 each at Geelong [...]

Anti-war activists arrested during peaceful blockade at Swan Island Military facility

Anti-war activists have geared up their protest by blocking access to the secretive Swan Island military base near Queenscliff at 6am today (Tuesday 5 July 2011). Two protesters have already been arrested this morning as about 40 local and visiting activists converged in the small town in protest against Australia’s continuing participation in the US-led [...]