Truckers accused of targeting MTAG supporters


Primary schools in Melbourne’s west advised by the transport industry not to participate in tomorrow’s protest, MTAG claims

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | November 26, 2012

Primary schools in Melbourne’s west have been advised by the transport industry not to participate in tomorrow’s protest, the Maribyrnong Truck Action Group (MTAG) claims.

MTAG President Peter Knight believes the transport industry has been ringing primary schools in Footscray and Yarraville telling them not to support the protest because "people might be arrested".

The protest, which will be held at Footscray’s Shepherd Bridge, aims to lobby the Victorian Government to bankroll infrastructure projects to remove trucks from local roads.

"We had quite a lot of support from primary schools and at least two that we know have been called [by the transport industry]," Knight says.

"We suspect that all the ones that we have listed on our website have been phoned.

The protest is due to be held for 30 minutes from 8am tomorrow.

Knight says the group has been cooperating with police and that MTAG will be obeying all instructions.

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