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Shell Contractor Quarry Shut Down For Day

category mayo | environment | news report author Wednesday August 31, 2011 22:28author by j debender - Rossport Solidarity Campauthor address A field in Aughoose, between Bellanboy and Pullathomasauthor phone 085 114 1170 Report this post to the editors

Barret’s Quarry in Bangor Erris shut down by protesters

On Wednesday 31st August at 8am 15 people entered Barrett’s quarry, just outside Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo and stopped work for the whole day, leaving at 5:30pm. Barrett’s is a subcontractor on the Corrib Gas Project, currently bringing truckloads of gravel and hardcore to Shell’s site in Aughoose.
Occupying the machines in the site
Occupying the machines in the site

Entering the quarry site Wednesday morning was easy, as there were only a couple security guards and there is no fencing around the site aside from the front gate. Once people were on site work was halted pretty quickly as people climbed up onto diggers and other machinery.

No attempt to remove the protesters was made, and the day was pretty calm. Folks even got up to playing werewolves and charades while on the machinery in order to pass the time.

At 5:30 after all the workers had gone home and there was no chance of them resuming their deliveries to the Shell site, all the protesters left through the front gate.

Protesters have been targeting Barrett’s lorries on the public road over the last few weeks as they were trying to make their stone deliveries to the Shell compound, by stopping them and climbing on top of them. This occupation of the quarry itself is a message to all contractors working for Shell on this project.

Nearby Lennon's Quarry also supply material to the site and have also had many of their vehicles occupied in recent weeks. Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway said today: "Both businesses will continue to be a target of the campaign until they end all work at Shell sites.''

Related Link: http://shelltosea.com

entering the site
entering the site

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on the conveyer belt
on the conveyer belt

author by photospublication date Wed Aug 31, 2011 22:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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leaving the site through the front gate
leaving the site through the front gate

author by johnpublication date Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

this is amazing. fair play to the continued resistance! hoping to come down soon.

author by Bobpublication date Mon Sep 05, 2011 21:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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Caption: The Occupation of Barratt

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