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Solidarity Pickets in Dublin

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Tuesday September 26, 2006 23:38author by Shell to Seaauthor email dublinshelltosea at gmail dot comauthor phone 0871323369 Report this post to the editors

Large groups of protesters gathered in Dublin this evening

Many people gathered in Dublin this evening to express solidarity with the community in North West Mayo who are under siege from Shell and the Irish government.

Protesters gathered at three sites- Statoil on Ushers Quay, Shell in Donnybrook, and the Headquarters of Shell E & P Ireland on Leeson Street.
Solidarity Picket at Shell Donnybrook
Solidarity Picket at Shell Donnybrook

There was a mix-up about the status of the Statoil Station on the quays, which meant that when people showed up to protest there were no placards and leaflets for them. This was due to mistaken information being passed on as fact, and Dublin Shell to Sea want to take this opportunity to apologise for this.

An internal investigation has been launched...

Given the foregoing, it's fair to say that the evening was a success, with estimated numbers of protesters being around twenty at Donnybrook, around fifteen at Corrib House, and around ten at Ushers Quay.

The fact that 45-50 protesters gathered at very short notice to protest the behaviour of Shell in Mayo this morning shows the depth of feeling regarding this issue.

Plans are in place for further protests, the nature of which depends, to some extent, on what happens at Ballinaboy.

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Solidarity Picket at Shell Exploitation Ireland Headquarters
Solidarity Picket at Shell Exploitation Ireland Headquarters

author by krossie - dublin shell to seapublication date Tue Sep 26, 2006 23:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

..And owning up to a mistake a new first for the Irish left?

Well done all!!


author by Shell to Seapublication date Wed Sep 27, 2006 00:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

pictures of Corrib House and Shell at Donnybrook

Protesters including local Councillor Daithi Doolin
Protesters including local Councillor Daithi Doolin

large group of activists
large group of activists

pickets and police discouraged motorists
pickets and police discouraged motorists

both entrances covered
both entrances covered

empty forecourt
empty forecourt

author by Paddy 'The Tractor' Brennanpublication date Wed Sep 27, 2006 16:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Despite the cancellatiion of the Picket on the Quays, several people showed up late and were unaware of the postponement. The small handful of protesters held a banner saying 'our world is not for sale' and a placard urging cars to boycott the station.

Our World Is Not For Sale
Our World Is Not For Sale

Boycott Statoil
Boycott Statoil

author by Dublinerpublication date Thu Oct 05, 2006 15:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dont tell me you dident get any better pics then these!
it wasent a picket at donnybrook it was a blockade,and a great blockade too!
we blocked all 4 ways in,we battled with guards,we stood on front of,and on occasion got milled into by cars!
It was class,get everone down on friday,I cant wait!

author by d'otherpublication date Thu Oct 05, 2006 15:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These pictures are from last Tuesday. There are some reports on the site about the Donnybrook blocade, if they don't reach your standard then have a go at writing something up - it sounded like quite the event.

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