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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

This morning, Shell workers were successfully prevented from carrying out survey work at the Glengad site.

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

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