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Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's
1 July 2013
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McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma
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There are 38 Photo Galleries of the Protest Movement, click on the headings below to view each Gallery
|14.10.12 Creating a community garden (1)||14.10.12 Creating a community garden (2)||16.10.12 Fences Go Up||18.10.12 Media Coverage||19.10.12 Community Meeting||23.10.12 Yarra Ranges Council Meeting||28.10.12 Site blessed by Elder Murrundindi||28.10.12 Community Singing - 'The Ballad of Tecoma'||07.11.12 ABC TV 7.30 Report media coverage|
|09.11.12 Police remove community protesters||02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 1||02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 2||21.04.13 Extraordinary Community Meeting||27.06.13 The Opening of 'Fast Fried & Fatal'||01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 1||01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 2||09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 1||09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 2|
|28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 1||28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 2||28.07.13 Who Are The Tecoma 8 .. You'll Be Surprised||06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 1||21.08.13 State Parliament Protest Rally||2012 / 2013 Canine Protesters ""McDonald's - Not Even Fit For Dogs"||14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town||14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town - Federation Square Big Screen|
|13.09.13 Hills Gala Ball - Tecoma 8 Benefit||02.03.14 Community Meeting In Tecoma||22.03.14 Info & Merchandise Stand at Selby Fest 2014||07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 1||07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 2||04.05.14 - gNOmeageddon||26.05.14 - Communities In Control Conference 2014||01.07.14 - Take Back Tecoma Candle March Protest||24.08.14 - Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation|
|20.09.14 - 'Gypsy Nights' - A No Maccas In The Hills Event||20.10.14 - Labor Party (Vic) visits Tecoma|
How the day unfolded....
See earlier 'Reclaim Tecoma From McDonald's' photo by clicking HERE
BREAKING NEWS!!!! UPDATE: 11:45PM 3 July 2013
This has just been posted up on NMITDR Facebook page:
McDonalds private security have dragged rooftop protester Janine Watson off the roof and injured her. She is in a stable condition and being currently treated in hospital.
... Some important points, this was not a police operation it was conducted by McDonalds private security firm who we have been told are on site to protect building assets and not to interact with protesters. Victorian Police have been outstanding in their professionalism and it is so sad to realise that McDonalds (who employ these guards) are happy to wait for the police to be off site and act illegally.
The media have been contacted by our team and this will be a huge story in the morning with Radio, TV and Newspapers having all been briefed.
Our thoughts go out to Janine and we hope she is OK. Not a great way to remember her 50th birthday of which she celebrated on site with the community earlier this evening.
No McDonalds in the Dandenong Ranges would like to remind everyone that we operate under a strict code of conduct of which violence and verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
If you want to help we suggest you share this information via your own social media channels and let McDonalds know on their Facebook page that this type of bullying will not be tolerated in the peaceful Dandenong Ranges.
Facebook : No Maccas in the Hills ... www.burgeroff.org
ALSO see the amazing and beautiful short film, by the incredibly talented Hills film maker Tim Smith, documenting the March against Maccas. Music by Rebellious Bird.... Click HERE
The World Is Watching. See where the people, who viewed these photos, are from, by clicking HERE
Any comments / feedback, please direct them to John Weeks email@example.com
"John, as always...thanks for these excellent images" ... Garry, Australia
"Great pics John, thanks for being there and documenting it all for us" ... Jan L., Australia
"Can't believe how aggro they [Vic Police] got with a small community fighting for our democratic right to object"
Re : Police presence "Your taxes at work at the peaceful protest today!" ... Shakti, Australia
"Thanks for all the wonderful photos John. A great photo documentary of the day. Sad and emotional that it was. " ... Danielle, Australia
"Great shots" ... Angie, Australia
"Well done with the signs, they looked fantastic!" ... Heath P., Australia
"yeah, we're sucha dangerous lot of 'hippies & ferrells', we really need to be kept under wraps!" ... Merryn, Australia
"tis a bit keystone hehe... luv the humour!" ... Jenny McC., Australia
"These photos are amazing" ... Gaby, Australia
"Love your work, John!" ... Christina N., Australia
"Thx John Weeks" ... Jenny H., Australia
"I love where I live, and the people I share it with, what an awesome community - thanks John"... Melly, Australia
"Fantastic Effort!" ... Rosalind B., Australia
"Thanks John...the photos tell the story!" ... Carolyn E., Australia
"Many thanks to John Weeks for all he contributes to this community battle. With the diverse skills donated by members of this community we are combining to create the biggest protest Maccas has ever seen in Aust. Fabulous effort everyone... :)" ... Esther K., Australia
""gnome maccas in Tecoma. My home mountains there.... beautiful" ... Yvette S., Australia
"Great photos!" ... Alexandra A., Australia
"Extra ordinary talent of John Weeks" ... Andrew M., Australia
"Brilliant, John!" ... Jess C., Australia
"The trees are hugging you!" ... Shakti, Australia
"Pics of the campaign, thank you John Weeks" ... Jan, Australia
"Your contributions are invaluable and, whilst cheeky, I believe respectful to workers and police. Thankyou. :)" ... Deb S., Australia
"Great social record, John! Some wonderful faces there........" ... Ann Creber, Radio Presenter, Australia
"Beautiful close-ups John." ... Judy W., Australia
"Great pictorial record, John.... Whatever the outcome!" ... Ann Creber, Radio Producer / Presenter of the 'The Good Life' program on 3MDR 97.1 FM, Australia
"Love the red turnout - great pic" ... Astrid, Australia
"great pic" ... Tamara, Australia
re : Dandenong Ranges are truly worth protecting "they sure are.. it was a wonderful feeling being apart of the local community fighting for what we all so passionately believe in... we won't take it lying down :-)" ... Melanie, Australia
"♥" ... Yvette, Australia
"Nice pic, John" ... Barb McF., Australia
"Love your work!" ... Fanielle, Australia
"Thank You John Weeks!!!" ... Rod N., Australia
"Love the passion of our community. MCDONALD'S ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!" .... Michelle, Australia
"Beautiful photo..." ... Jason M., Australia
"Mc-nificent" ... Craig L., Australia
"Great photo! Wall to wall cops...where IS the action????" ... Rana, Australia
"That is a beautiful photo" ... Maxine R., Australia
"my favourite so far!" ... Josh C., Australia
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