The Djab Wurrung Embassy was sent into a panic this morning when the arrival of construction vehicles was reported on social media.
“Stop panicking, it’s not here yet, be calm,” was shared by Djab Wurrung man Zellanach Djab Mara shortly after to ease the false report.
A date for the commencement of works has not yet been set by Major Road Projects Victoria.
City supporters have also been doing their part to save sacred trees and land, attempting to make contact with a Department of Transport representative to express their concerns.
The building was sent into lockdown citing security protocols after their arrival.
“Narrm/Birraranga based supporters of the Djap Wurrung trees have been denied access to the Department of Transport to voice their concerns about the desecration of sacred lands and trees to make way for a highway extension,” a statement from city supporters said.
“The hypocrisy of locking down a skyscraper because of a handful of peaceful demonstrators while Djap Wurrung land protectors face eviction from their sovereign, sacred country by the colonial state.”
AC News understands a possible meeting is being arranged between the embassy and police.
More to come.
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