This site features a photo gallery of the Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's

 

The Photography of John Weeks

Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's

6 August 2013

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www.burgeroff.org

Police Guard Outside McDonalds Proposed Site

Gallery 2

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There are 38 Photo Galleries of the Protest Movement, click on the headings below to view each Gallery

14.10.12 Creating a community garden (1) 14.10.12 Creating a community garden (2) 16.10.12 Fences Go Up 18.10.12 Media Coverage 19.10.12 Community Meeting 23.10.12 Yarra Ranges Council Meeting 28.10.12 Site blessed by Elder Murrundindi 28.10.12 Community Singing - 'The Ballad of Tecoma' 07.11.12 ABC TV 7.30 Report media coverage
09.11.12 Police remove community protesters 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 1 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 2 21.04.13 Extraordinary Community Meeting 27.06.13 The Opening of 'Fast Fried & Fatal' 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 1 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 2 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 1 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 2
28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 1 28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 2 28.07.13 Who Are The Tecoma 8 .. You'll Be Surprised 06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 1

06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 2

21.08.13 State Parliament Protest Rally 2012 / 2013 Canine Protesters ""McDonald's - Not Even Fit For Dogs" 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town - Federation Square Big Screen
13.09.13 Hills Gala Ball - Tecoma 8 Benefit 02.03.14 Community Meeting In Tecoma 22.03.14 Info & Merchandise Stand at Selby Fest 2014 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 1 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 2 04.05.14 - gNOmeageddon 26.05.14 - Communities In Control Conference 2014 01.07.14 - Take Back Tecoma Candle March Protest 24.08.14 - Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation
20.09.14 - 'Gypsy Nights' - A No Maccas In The Hills Event 20.10.14 - Labor Party (Vic) visits Tecoma              

 

How the day unfolded from 5am onwards....

 

 

 

 

Police remove the roof top protestors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION : McDonald's: abandon plans to build a massive 24/7 store opposite the kindergarten in Tecoma ... by clicking on this website link :
http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/mcdonald-s-abandon-plans-to-build-a-massive-24-7-store-opposite-the-kindergarten-in-tecoma

Go Back to Gallery 1 by clicking HERE

See earlier 'Reclaim Tecoma From McDonald's' photos by clicking HERE

Facebook : No Maccas in the Hills ... www.burgeroff.org

ALSO see the amazing and beautiful short film, by the incredibly talented Hills film maker Tim Smith, documenting the March against Maccas. Music by Rebellious Bird.... Click HERE

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The World Is Watching. See where the people, who viewed these photos, are from, by clicking HERE

Any comments / feedback, please direct them to John Weeks johnweekstraveller@gmail.com

 

Feedback

"John that's brilliant. Several of those pics you can see young police officers looking around them at what was happening and they clearly were concerned - I'm guessing that they'd been told everyone was organised Occupy protesters and realised this was untrue. I dunno. Maybe not, but in several pictures there are officers who just look plain uncomfortable with what's happening." ... Kerry F., Australia

"Love the pics with the signs and the bush behind too." ... K.F., Australia

"Fantastic, John. For those of us who weren't there, this is an invaluable record that goes hand in hand with the oral histories of the protesters." ... Shonasea, Australia

"Thankyou John... I've just tweeted the link. Champion you are <3" ... Esther K., Australia

"Great pics John! Thanks for making this record...." ... Kerry D., Australia

"Fantastic photographs. Thank you" ... Kerttu, Australia

"Great pics. Caught the atmosphere of a pretty surreal morning. Thanks John" ... Jen T., Australia

"Wow, they are powerful. I have one question though. I wasn't there, so I don't know for sure, but are you sure those robocops were not cardboard cutouts? They looked like it!!" ... Denise M. Australia

"Thanks for documenting the day with your amazing photos John. Made me cry, these ones" ... Lucinda M., Australia

"Me too... All those police for what?" ... Melly, Australia

"Thank you for the sharing your photos. For me in Qld the photos and videos are my way of sharing in your lovely community spirit and to know what's going on down there. Love xx" ... Janet H., Australia

"My heart races, my knees knock, my blood boils and my lip quivers as I re-live that morning through your photos." ... Louise S., Australia

"Great documentary, i'm just overwhelmed at the numbers of police, Macd is giving everything to discredit the residents and supports. makes me so mad." ... Nerida M., Australia

"Wow, John! An incredible diary of events. Thank you!" ... Veronica C., Australia

"Great Photos John....well done !!!!" ... Rod N., Australia

"Stunning, striking, shaming images .. I get choked up looking at these. WOW! They aren't beautiful, John. They are strong, they are stark, and they show all to well the violence being done, however quietly, to our democracy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you ..." ... Nick S., Australia

"Powerful and I am glad in one way I could not be there as I don't think I would have handled such a force as this." ... Shakti, Australia

"Powerful shots John, thank you for yet again bearing witness to a mad day in this campaign, most of them make me cry but that's ok, we will remember and never give up!" ... Jan L., Australia

"Brilliant photos John! You're doing the whole community and the cause a great service.... Your photos really say it ALL." ... Cathy S., Australia

"Fantastic John. For those of us who weren't there, this is an invaluable record that goes hand in hand with the oral histories of the protesters." ... Shonasea, Australia

NO McDonalds in The Dandenong Ranges · 16,981 like this
"Ahhh John Weeks, you've done it again.. not sure how these slipped under our radar, but check out these shots. They were taken last Tuesday morning (6/8) from approx 4.30am onwards. Like something from a movie. We are sharing them now because we want the world to see how militant McDonald's were prepared to be in order to get demolition underway. It beggars belief and leaves us wondering what is in store next, if they actually persist with construction. Please share widely. Also when you get to the bottom, make sure you click to see 'Gallery 2'. Thanks John, it was a freezing, windy, dark and rainy morning, but you were there to capture this as always.."

"Great pics John... yep Gallery 2 check out... love the one with David H. in front of cops with his hand in his pocket nonchalantly protesting with the cops behind pushing through.. also love the one where the "One ManA Arnie Cop" has arms outstretched and pushing aside protestors on both sides."

"Great photos. The perceived need for such a police presence is perplexing. At taxpayers' expense?" ... Cassy, Australia

"These photos emphasise the determinatin of the protestors." ... Maxine G., Australia

"I'm so proud of you!" ... Marco L., Australia

"Damn powerful images!" ... Dan B., Australia

"Stunning photos. SO atmospheric and evocative." ... Andrea L., Australia

"An extraordinary photographic essay capturing the melancholy and the bravery." ... Emma K., Australia

"Fabulous photos - many are very evocative!" ... Sally E.

"Amazing photos - well done John!" ... Cath C.

"Beautiful photos - capturing the moment. Makes me so sad. McOFF!!!" ... Jorgio G.

"Very powerful photos" ... Miranda L.

"Brilliant photography as always from John Weeks, he really knows how to capture the atmosphere and emotion of a scene." ... Aldona J., Australia

"Great photos" ... Tamara D.

"John Weeks, you have a great eye and a hart in the right place." ... Mette A.

"These powerful photos capture history in the making!" ... Kate A., Australia

"Some great photography!" ... Helen D., Australia