In response to the latest actions by the authorities at Melbourne University supporters of SHAC rallied at the Victorian Supreme Court for the hearing of an application by the University to have the squatters evicted.
Here is the message from SHAC:
So on Thursday the occupiers of 272-278 Faraday St got served with notice
that the University has gone to the supreme court to ‘recover the land’ at
272-278 Faraday St under order 53 . The hearing will take place on monday
Please come to a protest out the front of the court from 9.30 am and then
if you want come into the court for the hearing which will start at 10.30
Bring banners, placards and colour. Also if the feeling takes you please
dress up in drag.
210 William St in the city
SHAC will be seeking an adjournment of this hearing so there is a chance
it will be delayed. The protest will go ahead regardless.
The turnout was good, with a reasonable attendance also of police. The protest began at 9.30 but quite a few arrived just for the hearing, at 10.30. At time of writing there is no word of the outcome, but more will doubtless be posted to the SHAC blog shortly: http://shacmelbourne.blogspot.com/