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Friday Morning in Mayo

category mayo | environment | news report author Friday November 10, 2006 12:25author by Wedneday Report this post to the editors

Details of action taken against Shell on the anniversary of Saro-Wiwa in Mayo

This morning a group of protestors successfully blocked two entrances to Lennons quarry from 6.30 onwards. There were a number of scuffles at the entrances with quarry workers. On member of staff punched a protestor in the head. At 8.30 the group moved to the third entrance of the quarry to join another group already gathered there. A group of about thirty held this entrance, which was manned by roughly fifteen cops. The cops soon outnumbered the protestors. The protestors sat on the bridge and linked arms to block the entrace. The cops advanced on the sitting protestors and proceeded to drag people away, push them around, throw people into ditches and barb wire fence. People were punched in the head. One protestor described what went on as 'indiscriminate violence', both men and women recieved blows. Five to eight people were in need of an ambulance. One man was given a bloody nose, a black eye and is suffereing from concussion. People have come away with barb wire cuts on their legs and bruises from the blows from the treatment they recieved. The entrance was held from between one to two hours. The cops penned the protestors into a field and told them that they were trespassing. The protestors did not allow temselves to be hemmed in and left of their own accord.

Also this morning two hundred people or so blockaded the Bellanaboy site.Two members of this blockade had to be hospitalised.The cops batoncharged the protestors. One protestors thumb was broken. TV3 have allegedly recorded a member of the gardai saying 'Lets have a baton party' in relation to the action in Mayo. Feel free to confirm this report.

More details will follow.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   More of the same     JM    Thu Nov 09, 2006 21:30 
   Garda baton charging protestors     Update    Fri Nov 10, 2006 09:37 
   update from Mayo     kahootz    Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:23 
   RTE justify garda baton charge on protesters     Paul O'Donnell    Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:24 
   Violent protest?     Fintan Lane    Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:40 
   Garda Correspondent     Monty Python    Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:49 
   Friday update 2     kahootz    Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:15 
   update 3     kahootz    Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:37 
   McDowell playing the provo card     Surfer    Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:00 
 10   Video footage?     Observer    Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:28 
 11   Hate being sexist but.....     Not surprised    Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:50 
 12   Pat, wake up.     Northern Light    Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:54 
 13   concerned Mother     Cait Joyce    Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:58 
 14   Cait is right     JY    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:08 
 15   NO RESPECT     supporter of rossport    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:08 
 16   Garda PR or Garda Cowardice.     Jonah    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:18 
 17   the whole truth     sane    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:22 
 18   Garda propaganda and the media     T    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:31 
 19   re     nerraw    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:32 
 20   no press statement     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:36 
 21   Let the truth be herd.     Eye witness    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:36 
 22   ...     J    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:38 
 23   SOLIDARITY PICKET     SOLIDARITY PICKET    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:42 
 24   Sane     Marcas MacCaoimhín    Fri Nov 10, 2006 13:42 
 25   Charging at polices fists and jumping on cars     supp    Fri Nov 10, 2006 14:06 
 26   Hijacked by Provos??     Celia S    Fri Nov 10, 2006 14:27 
 27   Kids and protest     C Murray    Fri Nov 10, 2006 14:29 
 28   photos and update     antishellnottsprotester    Fri Nov 10, 2006 14:31 
 29   RTE TV Coverage at 1pm     Government Samsara    Fri Nov 10, 2006 14:54 
 30   to nice     on the one road    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:05 
 31   The nature of protest     Wednesday    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:19 
 32   Documentary re Nigeria tonight on Channel 4     Ogoni Day    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:26 
 33   try try again     otor    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:28 
 34   video footage     @    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:33 
 35   Ray Burke & McDowells Law     Oil's_Well_'Ere    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:40 
 36   ?     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:54 
 37   Violent protest? - Quick question     Listener    Fri Nov 10, 2006 15:58 
 38   POLICE BRUTALITY     Etain    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:06 
 39   getting baton charged doesn't make you right     lone dissenter    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:29 
 40   Typical.     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:29 
 41   Anti-SF line is confused     Jonah    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:31 
 42   Violent state action timed for anniversary of hanging     CG    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:33 
 43   Re: getting baton charged doesn't make you right     Terence    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:41 
 44   Of course she wasn't.     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:48 
 45   What should the cops have done?     Protestor    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:48 
 46   Nice theory     Joe Black    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:48 
 47   Keep it non sectarian     BAC    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:51 
 48   Re: getting baton charged doesn't make you right     not as lone as i thought dissenter    Fri Nov 10, 2006 16:58 
 49   lies, damn lies and false statistics     CG    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:03 
 50   Batten charge     jonny    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:04 
 51   Donnybrook!     Young Anarchist    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:09 
 52   um......     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:14 
 53   pathetic     dissenter    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:20 
 54   Don't fight with the monkey when you can argue with the organ grinder     Seán Ryan    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:30 
 55   Dig yourself out of this one liar     Shoveller of ....    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:34 
 56   Dissenter     S2S Supporter    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:39 
 57   Re: pathetic -ain't no democracy here, only a facade     Terence    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:41 
 58   nice one shoveller.     the digger    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:47 
 59   The site admins should change the link title     Shoveller of ....    Fri Nov 10, 2006 17:54 
 60   Could someone recode?     No Real Player    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:01 
 61   wow     silenced dissenter    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:09 
 62   Leaking pipes in Barbados     InfoWarrior    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:09 
 63   Baton Party     Arachne    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:16 
 64   california dreamin'     net browser    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:21 
 65   amusing, really, to see the old propaganda techniques replicated constantly     CG    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:37 
 66   Super rich stars defending their playground     Bad Example    Fri Nov 10, 2006 18:38 
 67   keep on     cable    Fri Nov 10, 2006 21:07 
 68   Cllr Gerry Murray responds to OTT provo allegations     supp    Fri Nov 10, 2006 21:39 
 69   To Rossport     ken    Sat Nov 11, 2006 00:46 
 70   Now On YouTube     CptSternn    Sat Nov 11, 2006 13:31 
 71   Why don't you make your own Video?     Complete Outsider    Sat Nov 11, 2006 14:57 
 72   Gardai notable for their absence at love ulster parade     Blood    Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:02 
 73   Support for Shell to Sea     reality check    Tue Nov 14, 2006 02:21 
 74   To Arachne who asked for about me     Photographer injured by Garda    Mon Jul 16, 2007 15:13 


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