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(en) Britain, News from todays blockade of the G8 by Andrew - Anrkismo.net Wednesday, Jul 6 2005, 8:42pm http://anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=870

Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:25:13 +0300


With the G8 blockade now underway we will be adding
whatever news we get her. Please add your own as well
7.25 GMT ---- SkY News showing pictures of confrontations on the roads
leading to the G8 and in one of the nearby towns. Fighting going
on between protesters and riot police with riot police using vans,
batons and pepper spray and protesters with sticks and missles.
Protesters have broken into a number of quite small groups in
order to block these roads and delay the arrivial of the G8
support staff at Gleneagles.

8.00 GMT
by Andrew - Anarkismo Wednesday, Jul 6 2005, 8:04am

BBC Radio4 reporting significant fighting inSterling town as
protesters try to get past the police road blocs erected last
night.

8.06 GMT
by Andrew - Anarkismo Wednesday, Jul 6 2005, 8:08am

GMTV reporting police trying to re-open roads and worried
there may be an attempt to shut rail line

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From BBC news website 7.53 GMT
by Andrew - Anarkismo Wednesday, Jul 6 2005, 8:16am

Stirling 'cut off' by G8 protest

Trouble flared when protesters moved from the eco-camp
Protesters and police are involved in stand-offs in Stirling as
the G8 summit at Gleneagles gets under way. Central Scotland
Police say trouble flared after people began moving from an
eco-campsite near Stirling towards the Gleneagles area.

Eyewitness Mark Wallace said there was "a major battle".

The centre of Stirling has been closed, as has the M9 at the
Granada services after it was blocked by protesters. Police are
warning of travel problems.

The M9 is the main route from Edinburgh to Gleneagles.
Protesters had promised to block all roads leading to the
summit venue.

Two people were arrested following clashes as police officers
were attacked with missiles.

In Stirling you would see the same kind of stand-off position
that we saw in Edinburgh on Monday Peter Wilson Chief
constable

In a statement, the force said: "There have been isolated
incidents of violence in which police officers have come under
attack from a minority element.

"Some missiles have been thrown at officers and two people
have been arrested for violent behaviour.

"The movement from the camp is causing considerable
disruption around the Stirling area. The disruption is likely to
last throughout the day."

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