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Violence in Tasmanian forest as timber workers smash up car with people in it

Raw video,Octobe21/08:Tasmania,Australia,TENSIONS over the logging of old-growth forests in Tasmania have boiled over into a violent attack by timber workers, caught on video yesterday.

The timber workers are seen attacking a protest car with a sledgehammer and kicking in its windows as they demand that the occupants get out.

With increasing fury, more workers join in the attack, surrounding the car, which was deliberately disabled on a logging road, and leaving it trashed.

A 22-year-old man was dragged from the vehicle and kicked repeatedly, but was not sufficiently injured to need hospital treatment, said Ula Majewski of the group Still Wild Still Threatened.

The car, with its wheels removed, was blocking a road in the Upper Florentine Valley, the scene of repeated forest protests over the past two years.

The group disrupted logging in the area last week, costing contrac

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Added: Oct-22-2008 
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