dog resistance hero Rusty Harris will make his 13th appearance before Byron Bay
Local Court next Thursday, 23 October. An all-day Free Hemp Awareness Festival
will be held in Railway Park to coincide with the court appearance.
"We say that the real intention is to intimidate and criminalise people and to create fodder for their Drug War jails. We say the sniffer dog searches select the 'soft' targets of the poor and the marginalised.
" At every court appearance to date a rally has been held in support of Rusty Harris, to protest against the use of sniffer dogs and support the re-legalisation of hemp. Past rallies have been well attended, colourful and peaceful protests with music, dancing, and a feeling of solidarity.
"With each court adjournment, the support for me and the cause has grown, and so too the circles and networks of friendships," Mr Harris said.
The Free Hemp Awareness Festival to coincide with Rusty's 13th court appearance will be held in Railway Park Byron Bay from 9.30am till sunset.
This promises to be the biggest rally yet, with bands to include Earth Reggae, One 4 One, Monkey and the Fish, and Bo Kaan, as well as Bundjalung dancers and more. The event will also be supported by the Chai Tent providing free chai and cakes, as well as various stalls and hemp exhibitions.
Media contact: Hemp Embassy in Nimbin Ph: 66 891842 or email Rusty firstname.lastname@example.org
This was round 13 of Rusty versus Sniffer dogs and the case was heard on Thursday October 23rd 2003. The decision was made to move the case to Lismore Couthouse on 12th February 2004 for a final hearing.
Round 14: Free
Bundjalung: Sniffer Dog Protest: Hemp Awareness Festival: