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Action underway at Shell compound in Erris - fences torn down

category mayo | environment | news report author Friday July 29, 2011 10:15author by Andrew - WSM Report this post to the editors

The Shell to Sea national day of action is now in progress in Erris with a WSM member at the scene reporting that all work has been stopped, several fences have been pulled down and up to 30 people are now occupying Shell's compound. This despite the deployment of large number of private security who along with Garda have assaulted campaigners in a failed attempt to stop them gaining access to the site.

We are reporting updates as we get them via the WSM twitter feed. Below are those received as of 10am with the most recent first. More to follow, see them as they are sent at http://twitter.com/#!/WSMIreland

Attempt 2 pull down inner fence at Shell compound in progress, WSM member at scene reporting Shell security reacting with some violence

Stand off between Garda & Shell to Sea campaigners in Rossport with up to 30 campaigners inside Shell compound - work halted #s2s2 minutes ago

Shell to Sea reporting that despite Garda & private security assaults 30 campaigners have now gained access to Shell compound #s2s5 minutes ago

3 more sections of fencing now pulled down at #s2s day of action at Shell compound in Erris, Mayo10 minutes ago

one Shell to Sea campaigner now reported as having received head and hand wounds at day of action against Shell pipeline in Erris #s2s12 minutes ago

WSM member at Shell's Aughoose compound reports cops and security goons throwing people around at #s2s day of action in Mayo26 minutes ago

#s2s campaigners tearing down fences now at Shell's compound in Arghoose, several sections of fence now down28 minutes ago

#s2s campaigners now approaching Shell compound in Aughoose where work has already been stopped for the day - take bak our natural resouces30 minutes ago

#s2s have shut down Shell work again at Rossport - campaigner reports "lots of extra IRMS goons in Aughoose compound for day of action"38 minutes ago

Today's Shell to Sea day of action has resulted in Shell canceling work for the day at the Aughoose compound - more details soon 


More updates being sent to http://twitter.com/#!/WSMIreland as they are received

More updates being sent to 

author by Andrewpublication date Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:35Report this post to the editors

There is now a five minute interview live from the protest available at http://www.wsm.ie/c/shell-sea-campaigner-interview-dire...ction

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie/rossport
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