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category mayo | anti-capitalism | feature author Monday February 20, 2006 16:13author by William Report this post to the editors

Blockades and protests from Ennis to Dublin, from Cork to Nottingham

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Shell Dubin HQ Blockaded

After a relatively quiet Winter, spent on speaking tours and accumulating resources to re-open the Rossport Solidarity Camp in the Spring, the Shell To Sea Campaign swang dramatically back into action with blockades and protests and a promise that this was only a taster of the direct action to come in Mayo if Shell and their cronies in Dail Eireann continue to trample on local people and force through their on-shore refinement plant.

The Action:
London Shell Station Blockaded
Galway Shell to Sea Action
Nottingham Actions 2
Cork Statoil Protest
(See The Rest Of This Feature For Account Of Dublin Action)

Background From Indymedia Ireland Archives

Shell HQ Blockaded in Dublin

70 people blocked both entrances – on Leeson St and Adelaide Road – for about an hour using a D-Lock and about 20 bicycles. The action, which was advertised as a rally outside the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources on the other side of Adelaide Road, was organised to draw attention to the opening of the Rossport Solidarity Camp next week.

The main door of Corrib House was locked by Shell to Sea members and then other supporters chained their bicycles in a line across the entrance. No staff were seen to leave or arrive during the blockade.

In the Rossport area in Co Mayo, continuous blockades by locals since last summer have prevented work on the Corrib Gas pipeline and refinery from taking place. Today simultaneous actions took place in Cork, Amsterdam and Sweden.

There was virtually no Garda presence at the action in Dublin, but there was a heavy media presence.

(More photos to follow later)

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com

Protestors stand behind a barrier of their own bicycles
Protestors stand behind a barrier of their own bicycles

Canvassing the public
Canvassing the public

Anarchist Youth leave their (hand)mark
Anarchist Youth leave their (hand)mark

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Two more photos     William H    Fri Feb 17, 2006 18:43 
   Nigeria     krossie    Fri Feb 17, 2006 18:55 
   Great Day.     W    Fri Feb 17, 2006 19:11 
   Congratulations     Majella    Fri Feb 17, 2006 19:20 
   Empathy over Apathy     JIM    Fri Feb 17, 2006 19:52 
   Well done to all involved     Starstruck    Fri Feb 17, 2006 19:56 
   red n black     pat c    Fri Feb 17, 2006 19:56 
   dunaree2000     John    Fri Feb 17, 2006 20:45 
   It's Chalk!     W    Fri Feb 17, 2006 20:51 
 10   dunaree2000     John    Fri Feb 17, 2006 21:37 
 11   Deadly Action- well done to all     EC    Fri Feb 17, 2006 21:40 
 12   good on ye     maura harrington    Fri Feb 17, 2006 21:47 
 13   More photo's from today     Paula Geraghty    Fri Feb 17, 2006 22:54 
 14   Try us in a few years' time?     Coilín    Sat Feb 18, 2006 00:40 
 15   'John' would 'Shell' his very soul ...     Sharon    Sat Feb 18, 2006 00:58 
 16   to Dunaree     anarchaeologist    Sat Feb 18, 2006 01:26 
 17   Couple more...     Elaine    Sat Feb 18, 2006 04:32 
 18   Chalk Washes Off     Elaine    Sat Feb 18, 2006 04:48 
 19   Media Scum...     Elaine    Sat Feb 18, 2006 05:01 
 20   !     ('',)    Sat Feb 18, 2006 14:14 
 21   elaine     pat c    Sat Feb 18, 2006 14:51 
 22   Global Indymedia Feature     Chekov    Mon Feb 20, 2006 17:49 
 23   Thumbnail of Global Feature on Indymedia.org     redjade    Mon Feb 20, 2006 19:00 
 24   politics.ie     Seán    Mon Feb 20, 2006 19:17 
 25   This is real momentum     Michael R.    Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:28 
 26   Also front page of uk     chekov    Tue Feb 21, 2006 14:21 
 27   Screen Shot of UK Indymedia today     redjade    Tue Feb 21, 2006 14:29 

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