Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Protestors lock themselves to cement barrel to stop Shell

Protestors lock themselves to cement barrel to stop Shell

ANOTHER lock-on protest on the roadside in north Mayo, near the site of Shell works for the controversial Corrib gas project, meant that operations were impeded until lunchtime yesterday (Monday).
The two protestors were arrested and charged at Belmullet Garda Station with Public Order Offences.

A spokesman for the Rossport Solidarity Camp confirmed that the two protestors were locked by their arms into a concrete barrel, on the north coast road, from shortly before 7am yesterday morning. This blockade is part of an intensive series of on-road actions, taken by the camp and Shell to Sea, since Shell started works at the Aughoose site for the 4.9km sub-sea tunnel during late July.

A large team of IRMS security guards has been policing the site on behalf of Shell.

A camp spokesman confirmed to The Mayo News that a Garda Síochána cutting team arrived around 9am yesterday morning and was supported by over 20 other gardaí. The protestors were cut from the barrel by 1pm.

He said, the action was also taken to highlight Shell’s recent oil spill at the Gannet Alpha platform, in the North Sea.

The Pipe will be screened at the Manari Road Blockade tomorrow night. A MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY that is totally parallel by our story. Multi national companies riding ruff shot over small communities. Shell is one of the joint venture partners for the proposed LNG at James Price Point.

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