POLICE arrested two men after about 12 land rights protestors targeted the home of Premier Colin Barnett in Claremont about 8.30am last Friday.
Mr Barnett’s wife Lyn was at home and became distressed when the protestors, including forest protection activists, put a three-metre long banner on the property’s gate.
Protest organiser Marianne Mackay, of Bertram, wanted Mr Barnett to accept a notice of rebuttal rejecting a State Government claim to ownership of land, including the site for the proposed James Price Point gas hub in the Kimberley.
She led a protest when Mr Barnett was trapped in a convention centre in King’s Park in February before the rebuttal was served at Parliament in March. She was unrepentant about targeting the Premier’s home.
“They sent State Security to my house, so now he knows how I felt,” she said.
An annoyed Mr Barnett accepted the rebuttal outside his Cottesloe electorate office about 4pm on Friday.
Forest Rescue member Matthew Sandell was arrested for trespass when he jumped over and chained himself to Mr Barnett’s gate about 11am, prompting a review of Mr Barnett’s security.
Forrest Rescue activist Sean Gransch was arrested for an outstanding bench warrant about 1.40pm.
Mr Sandell will reappear at Perth Magistrate’s Court on September 7 and Mr Gransch on August 27.