Clashes between police and protesters have escalated as demonstrators disrupted work on Melbourne's East West tunnel project.
family prepare for a very different and difficult Christmas, Ann.
Clashes between protesters and police have escalated as the demonstrators disrupted work on Melbourne's East-West tunnel again today.
Christie Cooper has the details.
and difficult Christmas, Ann.
For the third day the East-West Tunnel protests have turned ugly.
This morning we saw punches thrown, and several people injured as one person was spraying the crowd with hoses to keep them back.
Earlier this morning, police appeared to be prepared, beating protesters to the drilling site, protecting it for workers to move in with machinery.
Demonstrators ran to cut off the water supply, without water there is no drilling.
Water was redirected so they sprinted down the road to another drilling site, pulled down fences, a number of people climbed up onto the drill before police could secure the area.
Several people were injured in the chaos, including a 60-year-old woman who yesterday was attached to a drill.
Today you can see in the vision she received significant knocks as she tried to pull down the fence.
I was thrown down like in a scrum repeatedly and specifically hit me in the face.
She will be taken to hospital to be checked out.
In the meantime, the protesters up on the drill aren't budging and