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Shell HQ occupied in Dublin

category dublin | anti-capitalism | news report author Tuesday March 27, 2007 10:54author by Joe Report this post to the editors

Audio

Shells HQ on Leeson street in Dublin has been occupied by activists protesting the give away of Ireland natural resources to this corporation depriving the health and education system of billions of euro worth of needed funds.

The lobby has been occupied and a banner hung from the roof. The audio file below is an interview with someone occupying the lobby. Its 1mb mp3 and around 2.5 minutes in duration

audio Interview from inside Corrib house 1 Mb


author by Joepublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Received the following SMS
Shell Headquarters @ Leeson street bridge currently occupied by protesters inside and on roof. Solidarity urgently required, numbers needed outside - PLS FWD-Solidarity!

author by Starstruck - WSMpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just got off the phone to an pccupier,they are happy enough inside but are ery in need of numbers outside in case there is an attempt to remove them..
Solidarity is strength!

author by Joepublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Short audio update saying that a large number of Special Branch (secret police) and public order unit have arrived and tried to intimidate supporters outside.

audio Shell Occupation update 0.31 Mb


author by The squirrel - Stop the gas give awaypublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 13:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Solidarity still needed down here.

Unfolding the banner
Unfolding the banner

the message
the message

author by Joepublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 14:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The occupation ended at 1.30 with the 10 occupiers leaving the building and the roof. There were no arrests, apparently the Gardai calmed down once some Gardai who were used to protests arrived on the scene.

author by Joe - WSMpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 14:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A few photos on a bright day in late March

Banners on the roof, placards in the door
Banners on the roof, placards in the door

Reflecting on the great gas rip off
Reflecting on the great gas rip off

How many weeks were we staying?
How many weeks were we staying?

Leaving the building
Leaving the building

Coming down off the roof
Coming down off the roof

author by Blandpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 15:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done Dublin.
The Achilles Hell of the Bellanaboy Project is Statoil and the Norwegians' sense of fair play.
The Norwegian Embassy is in your back yard.
Need I say more?

author by tony oh reallypublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 16:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I sick to the teeth of talk of norway being the loose link in the chain. The norgweigen government are not saints or socialists, if there's money to be made they'll stick to it.

From reading here and listening to the audio it's clear this action wasn't to do with the Shell To Sea campaign but rather to raise interest in the sell off of our natural resources.

author by mattpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 17:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

addressing the sell off of irish resources is one of the aims of the shell to sea campaign, which would be one of the reasons that your namesake isn't too happy with the shell to sea campaign and his media outlets are so eager to see shell succeed

author by 1936publication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 17:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"The Norwegian Embassy is in your back yard."

^^^^^^^^^

they might be getting lonely around there, Shell HQ. is one step off putting couches in the lobby for S2S.

author by Dr Nickpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 20:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Solidarity is strength"

Then I think these photos show how weak solidarity is for the dublin shell to sea campaigners............

author by au contrae! - stop the sell offpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 20:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

For an entirely secret action organised with no advance publicity looks like they got 15-20 within an hour or two by the photos -
An excellent turn out and reflective of widespread support still to me!

More action lets take it to shell!

A. C.

author by Ciaron O'Reillypublication date Tue Mar 27, 2007 20:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I bolted up there on my 2pm work lunch break and missed y'all. Great action, keep on keeping on.

author by cool jpublication date Wed Mar 28, 2007 04:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Your actions mean alot to us up here in Erris!!

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