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Anti-Shell campaigners watch play, trash compound, have picnic

category mayo | environment | news report author Sunday June 23, 2013 23:22author by Rossport Solidarity Camp - Rossport Solidarity Camp Report this post to the editors

Today, Sunday 23 June, around eighty people stormed a work site of the controversial Shell Corrib Gas project near Rossport, Co. Mayo. Significant damage was caused to construction equipment. This was the latest event in thirteen years of struggle against the project, which faces concerted opposition from residents due to its dangerous, experimental nature.
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Today, Sunday 23 June, around eighty people stormed a work site of the controversial Shell Corrib Gas project near Rossport, Co. Mayo. Significant damage was caused to construction equipment. This was the latest event in thirteen years of struggle against the project, which faces concerted opposition from residents due to its dangerous, experimental nature.

At 1pm, local residents, joined by supporters from the Rossport Solidarity Camp, which began its week of action on Friday, tore down fencing surrounding the Aughoose site and pushed past private security before trashing generators, water pumps and pipes, CCTV cameras, lights, other equipment and building supplies. As one witness observed, “Machines were making noises then they stopped making noises! Others started spouting water!” The compound is the base of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which is currently tunneling under the estuary to the landfall valve at Glengad beach.

Earlier, a crowd had gathered at the gates of the compound to watch a powerful play about the history of the struggle, highlighting Shell's tactics over the years, which have included the near-fatal beating of one opponent and another having his fishing boat invaded and sunk by masked gunmen.

Later, demonstrators gathered for a picnic lunch on a public footpath over which Shell are extending their compound in order to complete construction of the gas pipeline. This area was the site of action yesterday, when around forty people uprooted bog-mats (hard flooring for construction vehicles) and destroyed sandbags and surveillance to impede the construction of the fence.

The Corrib Gas project, which was initially supposed to be active and pumping by 2003, now has two years left to completion by Shell's estimation. Today's actions show that they may have to revise their timeline again, as resistance remains strong.

As one participant was heard to say: “That was one of the best fucking days of my life.”

Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org/
author by Annepublication date Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done to everybody!

More of that is what is badly needed in this country.

author by S2Sfanpublication date Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

regards to all. keep kicking shell ass! :-)

author by UNSOLD32 - RSCpublication date Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Great stuff guys. see you soon.

author by ACABpublication date Fri Jun 28, 2013 02:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Legends!

Solidarity to all those continuing the good fight against the scum that is Shell.

 
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