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Shell's Glengad site blockaded!

category mayo | environment | press release author Monday March 21, 2011 19:36author by Rossport Solidarity Camp Report this post to the editors

This morning, Shell workers were successfully prevented from carrying out survey work at the Glengad site.
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The site was initially blockaded with a re-enforced banner but, after a quick scuffle, IRMS security tore the banner from the campaigners' hands and attempted to take it hostage. Thinking quickly the group lay down on the ground in front of the entrance and linked arms. This successfully prevented work from starting for nearly three hours, despite the presence of 15 hired mercenaries.

Today's blockade has been the most successful this year and with work on the camp already begun, the anti-Shell resistance is building steadily.

After the success of last weekends camp building event, another one has been organized for this Saturday and Sunday (the 26th and 27th of March), why not come down and get involved?

For anyone thinking about visiting the area, or coming down this weekend to help build the camp, get in touch with the camp at rossportsolidaritycamp@gmail.com

Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org

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author by observerpublication date Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I note that the protestors claim that their banner was forcibly torn from their hands by private security personnel,

Article 19 pf the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights assures citizens of freedom of expression and opinion. Holding a banner with a message is an act of freedom of expression. Indeed bringing a lorry right up to the gates of Leinster House was not a criminal act because it was seen as an act of freedom of expression so the Court declared in the last few days. The criminal act could be the forcible removal of someone's property.

Ireland is due for examination by the UN Universal Periodic Review in October 2011 as to its record of human rights. The above action is a breach of Article 19. Perhaps it is a time for all agents of the State, public and private to have a review of human rights instruments of the UN to which Ireland is legally committed.

author by observerpublication date Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I note that the protestors claim that their banner was forcibly torn from their hands by private security personnel,

Article 19 pf the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights assures citizens of freedom of expression and opinion. Holding a banner with a message is an act of freedom of expression. Indeed bringing a lorry right up to the gates of Leinster House was not a criminal act because it was seen as an act of freedom of expression so the Court declared in the last few days. The criminal act could be the forcible removal of someone's property.

Ireland is due for examination by the UN Universal Periodic Review in October 2011 as to its record of human rights. The above action is a breach of Article 19. Perhaps it is a time for all agents of the State, public and private to have a review of human rights instruments of the UN to which Ireland is legally committed.

 
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