‘We will sit and occupy these homes in Bendigo Street. We haven’t even started yet.’

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Sue Jackson: ‘We will sit and occupy these homes in Bendigo Street. We haven’t even started yet.’ 25 November 2014

On this gorgeous crisp Spring morning Stephen Jolly addressed the crowd assembled outside the homes slated for demolition in Bendigo Street Collingwood. And yes, that is the Herald Sun you can see in his hand. Yet again today the rag has attacked the anti East-West Link movement, and as their journalists smell the wind shifting towards a Labor victory on Saturday they become ever more strident. But Stephen suggested that, whichever party wins, we need to remain firm, to ensure that the residents of the 102 properties which were compulsorily acquired by the Linking Melbourne Authority last month have the decision rescinded. Should the winning party fail to do that, in tried and true inner-city Melbourne tradition: ‘We will sit and occupy these homes. We will be living in Bendigo Street for as long as it takes. We haven’t even started yet.’ (More in link)

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