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Men arrested at tent embassy

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 11 Oct 2002

Two people have been arrested after police helped remove a large sculpture
from the Aboriginal tent embassy outside Old Parliament House in Canberra.

The two men are expected to be charged with obstructing police.

There were angry scenes as contractors hired by the National Capital
Authority attempted to take down the 12-metre high sculpture.

Embassy spokesman Darren Bloomfield climbed up to the top to prevent it
from being removed - then agreed to come down.

"I've been trying to negotiate the staying of our monument that was given
to us for a gift towards our festival," he said.

Police moved in to stop the contractors being harassed as they flattened
the sculpture.

During a media interview several minutes later, Mr Bloomfield was arrested
for trying to stop the removal of the material.



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