About 260 people gathered at a mass meeting in Tecoma on August 11 and vowed to continue to fight against a McDonald’s Restaurant in their town.
Demolition of the site began on August 8 but the meeting reaffirmed their determination to maintain a protest on the site.
Support for the protest continues to grow. The Victorian branch of the Australian Service Union released a statement on August 10.
The statement said: "In Tecoma, passionate local protesters are committed to preventing what they see as inappropriate development. Their actions affect the development site both in terms of access and egress from the site. It follows that the site would not be a safe environment for workers.