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Tarkine protesters arrested

Three of the 12 protesters who swarmed the Riley Creek mine site on the state's West Coast have landed in legal strife.

A 30 year old Glen Huon man and 26 year old Blackstone Heights man were arrested and bailed for future court appearances, while a 19 year old Tinderbox woman will be summonsed for trespassing.

The Bob Brown Foundation's Scott Jordan accuses miner Venture Minerals of preparing to commit environmental vandalism in the Tarkine.

"This company has known the value of this area since before it even started exploration, it has wilfully gone into an area that is precious to many Tasmanians, in fact to people from all around the world that want to see this area protected, this company has brought this conflict to our shores."

Photo courtesy of the Bob Brown Foundation

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