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Shell to Sea Good Friday Walk ends with net removal after battle with Shell security.

category mayo | environment | news report author Friday April 10, 2009 23:14author by Kathleen Tiger Report this post to the editors

Shell to Sea supporters on the annual Good Friday Walk, walked to Glengad beach this morning to take action in defence of their community and environment by removing nets over the cliff face in the Special Area of Conservation, despite a battle with Shell Security.

Today, the traditional Good Friday walk took place in both Glengad and Rossport. Over 150 people attended in total. The first walk ended at the site of the Shell compound in Glengad. The group walked together to the Glengad cliff-face and removed netting, recently erected by Shell, intended to stop Sand Martins nesting in the area. This is the eighth time the netting has been removed in the last two weeks by local residents.

Although Eamon Ryan only signed the final consents for work at Glengad yesterday, there were already over 40 security personnel present on the site. They were wearing dark, military-style clothing with no visible identification badges. In scenes reminiscent of last year at Glengad, they used excessive force in dealing with the group, which included elderly people and children.

For around 45 minutes the group attempted to remove the net and the security attempted to stop them ... Eventually, a pair of scissors was produced and the net was cut in two. After, everyone left together; there were no arrests.

The action taken today is a demonstration of resistance to come if Shell attempt to recommence work in Glengad.

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   More pics     Niall Harnett    Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:22 
   More Pics.     Niall    Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:29 
   Pictures speak for themselves.     Niall    Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:34 
   More Pics.     Niall    Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:53 
   More pics.     Niall    Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:55 
   And some pics and footage of the Rossport Good Friday Walk.     Niall    Sat Apr 11, 2009 00:09 
   Economic treason and breaches of human rights.     Margaret    Sat Apr 11, 2009 05:03 
   support the people     cable    Sat Apr 11, 2009 08:56 
   Great stuff     LP    Sat Apr 11, 2009 13:58 
 10   respect     lulu    Sat Apr 11, 2009 14:43 
 11   we have the right to defend ourselves from thugs     old codger    Sat Apr 11, 2009 14:56 
 12   Well done everyone involved     billy idle    Sat Apr 11, 2009 16:57 
 13   Greens????     Arm-a-Gedden    Sat Apr 11, 2009 23:08 
 14   The PLUNDER.     MARGARET    Sat Apr 11, 2009 23:30 
 15   In Fact     Reminder    Sun Apr 12, 2009 09:03 
 16   Education     MacE    Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:47 
 17   Shell to Sea Good Friday Walk ends with net removal after battle with Shell security.     just me    Sun Apr 12, 2009 15:05 
 18   Its Legal     Not foreign companies    Sun Apr 12, 2009 15:56 
 19   Shell to Sea Good Friday Walk ends with net removal after battle with Shell security.     just me    Sun Apr 12, 2009 16:21 
 20   IRMS     MacE    Sun Apr 12, 2009 17:37 
 21   Blue/Green     Arm-a-Gedden    Sun Apr 12, 2009 19:56 
 22   Just a question     Legal Query    Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:50 
 23   legality, huh?     chrissie    Mon Apr 13, 2009 17:39 
 24   Brilliant stuff     Starstruck    Mon Apr 13, 2009 20:13 
 25   Show us the documents/deal.     margaret    Tue Apr 14, 2009 08:13 
 26   Where is Enda Kenny when all this is ongoing ?     'Portantfella    Tue Apr 14, 2009 08:44 
 27   I agree with Margaret (at Apr 14, 2009 08:13)     Gael    Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:09 
 28   for our forebears' and our children's sake     lulu    Tue Apr 14, 2009 13:17 
 29   FF/FG in Mayo     realist    Tue Apr 14, 2009 15:40 
 30   The people speak     MacE    Tue Apr 14, 2009 16:11 
 31   The next election     Seamuseen    Tue Apr 14, 2009 18:21 
 32   it's all we have     lulu    Wed Apr 15, 2009 21:22 
 33   Cowley     Fearbolg    Wed Apr 15, 2009 23:26 
 34   Cooper- Flynn     Mayo Man    Thu Apr 16, 2009 01:40 
 35   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels .     Lyin Eyes    Thu Apr 16, 2009 02:12 
 36   Boycotting elections     Seamuseen    Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:59 
 37   Send us your C.V. and we the people will get back to you, if we find you suitable.     Dum & Dummer    Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:38 
 38   CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.     Margaret    Thu Apr 16, 2009 18:47 
 39   They shall not pass!     lulu    Thu Apr 16, 2009 20:02 

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