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category mayo | environment | news report author Wednesday October 19, 2011 14:18author by j debender - Rossport Solidarity Campauthor email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot comauthor address Aughoose, between Pullathomas and Bellanaboyauthor phone 0851141170 Report this post to the editors

Weekly Tuesday morning protest turns into a sucessful blockade

Outside the gates of Shell's Bellanaboy refinery in Mayo on Tuesday 18th October, someone got on top of a tractor, blocking all Shell deliveries for the morning.
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At 8am on Tuesday, about 15 people gathered at the gates of Bellanaboy refinery for the weekly local protest that has been happening the last couple months.

The first tractor that Shell tried to bring out was stopped by the protesters, and one person got onto the cab. This blocked all Shell traffic but local traffic was still able to squeeze by, as guards and protesters directed them around the stopped tractor. All the trucks of stone which Shell have begun bringing to the Aughoose compound were also stopped and turned back in the direction they came.

Eventually the person on the tractor got down and was not arrested. People stayed in the road blocking the tractor for the rest of the morning protest, until 10:30am.

There haven't been as many actions coming from the Rossport Solidarity Camp lately, as there has been so much work to do moving the camp from the field it has been in for the summer and setting up the winter camp down the road. However Shell has said it expects to begin peat removal from the tunnelling compound at the end of October, which will mean up to 475 truck movements a day (so stay tuned).

Come up and see the cozy new winter camp, visitors are always welcome! We are still located in Aughoose but further down the road towards Pullathomas, near Aughoose church. There is still plenty of work building the new camp to be done along with actions.

On the Halloween weekend, there will be a weekend of direct action themed workshops at the new Rossport Solidarity Camp.  If you are interested in coming down or even running a workshop, let us know by email on rossportsolidaritycamp@gmail.com

Also there will be a Day of Solidarity on Friday, the 11th of November to mark 5 years since the baton charge and the major campaign of Garda violence began here in Mayo. Please come and show your support.

Related Link: http://shelltosea.com

All Shell's trucks backed up
All Shell's trucks backed up

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Trucks turning away
Trucks turning away

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author by photospublication date Wed Oct 19, 2011 14:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

photos

Protester being dragged away from the tractor
Protester being dragged away from the tractor

No right to protest here
No right to protest here

One happy camper
One happy camper

author by patchpublication date Wed Oct 19, 2011 22:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Wish i was there, great look on the hero on the tractors face!

nice to see an action and photo's reported on indymedia

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author by james - nonepublication date Thu Oct 20, 2011 14:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

keep up the great work, and keep us informed on indymedia.

author by Molotovpublication date Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Lovely stuff guys! Fair play to the tractor jumper!! Keep it up. xx

 
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