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Rossport Still Resists Overweening Corporate & State Power (photos/report of today's protest)

category mayo | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Friday October 12, 2007 17:52author by TJ - Shell to Sea Report this post to the editors

"We aim to please"

Today's, Shell to Sea well humoured protest outside Shell's Bellanaboy proposed gas refinery site was marred by heavy-handed policing; sit down protesters blockading the Rossport bridge dragged by the hair, one activist, at least, having vivid red throttling finger marks around his throat and concerted harassment of attending photographers - including myself.

O'Reilly, the uber-meister of "crowd control," it was quickly noted was back, looking composed and in control of his customary aggression, however, this was not put to the litmus test as he remained in his grey 4-wheel drive throughout the duration of the protest, patrolling and monitoring the situation.

But it wasn't all aggression in Bellanaboy -one guard earned oodles of brownie points when he, with panache and chutzpah, graciously slid open the sliding door of a McGrath coach that some of us were about to embark on, with a "We aim to please".

What's needed in Bellanaboy is less of O'Reilly, his aggro ways and fellow travellers and more good humoured policing?.

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author by TJ - S2Spublication date Fri Oct 12, 2007 17:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors



Light Policing Only !
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author by Revoltpublication date Fri Oct 12, 2007 20:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I want to take this time to congradulate the protesters who held sway during this event. Its activism like this that shows this country
still has some people who give a shit over this daylight robbery . Nice work.

author by Stevopublication date Mon Oct 15, 2007 23:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Several people wondered why with a major murder case going on in Galway, so many of Galway's finest preferred the otherwise fresh air of Erris.

author by iggypublication date Tue Oct 16, 2007 21:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

well done to all involved. bloody brilliant.

author by Jack Doyle - mindfreedompublication date Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I see a new cop gaffer in the photographs . Did Super Cop Gannon get his walking papers at last?

author by catherine - NONE!publication date Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:56author email katiem at iolfree dot ieauthor address author phone 087 9291120Report this post to the editors

can someone explain to me why in order to post to this thread, one has to agree totally with S2S? I have expressed anti S2S views here in the past, without using bad language or resorting to insulting individuals, yet when I check back, my posts have disappeared. I know that what I have said would not be to the taste of everyone here, but surely that is the point of a reasoned argument. I am no gas expert, but I think this project is of value to the area. It is surely up to others more in the the know to let me know what they think, but it seems to me that at the first whiff of dissent, a post is deleted. This does no-one any good and I think it would be in the interest of S2S to make sure that every opinion, no matter how opposed to their own, is aired, if only to disperse the view that this debate is one-sided. As I said, I am more pro-gas than anti- but I would hope that any reasoned opinion would be listened to, if only to enlighten those of us who you might regard as unenlightened. I hate the need to justify myself, but with regard to other posts, I am not an employee of shell or any other company associated in any way with the project. I am just an ordinary member of the public.

author by Maura Harrington - S2S; Davitt Leaguepublication date Wed Oct 31, 2007 01:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Second post of yours tonight to get through wherever others didn't - good!

Let's hope you experience no more difficulties - are you quite sure that you clicked 'confirm and publish' in the 'disappeared' posts?

author by aaaapublication date Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ha Ha Maura! You know as well as I that all comments unsupportive of the tiny minority that make up S2S are removed post haste from this site. I'm betting this one will last less than anhour!

author by Maura Harrington - S2s; Davitt Leaguepublication date Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Watch your language sunshine!

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