Herald Sun: "The man, 31, managed to break through security early this morning and climbed atop a rig with a fellow demonstrator.
He then hooked himself on with a bike lock around his neck.
About 40 protesters formed a human chain to block workers and police from entering the Fitzroy North site on the corner of Alexandra Pde and Nicholson St."
In their own words:
To all those involved in #tunnelpicket and all those who wish to join us in our fight for public transport, I must say that watching the community picket with a birds eye view from atop the rig this morning with fellow picketer Simon allowed us to see one thing very clearly: The dozens of community picketers on the ground made an awesome team effort in deploying the group's resources effectively and holding off the police and LMA from breaking our picket in order to resume drilling. Without a mass of picketers, individual tactics like locking on are a complete waste of time and way more dangerous. Because the 50 or so picketers on the ground worked so well together we were successful in holding up drilling for up to 1hr 45min this morning. Everyone who supports the fight to stop this dud #eastwestlink should make an effort to join our pickets. We cannot win this alone, every person has a role to play! Like the page No East West Tunnel - Take the pledge and txt 'tunnel' to 0432 447 036 to receive our action alerts. We will be back tomorrow!