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(en) Ireland, Succesful pickets in Dublin against Statoil in solidarity with Rossport 5 by Andrew - WSM*

Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 17:12:06 +0300


On Friday WSM members in Dublin and Cork took part in blockades
of Statoil garages and the Shell deport in solidarity with the
Rossport 5 - jailed for opposing a dangerous gas pipeline. Here
are reports from WSM members at the various garages.
Just over 25 people turned out for the blockade of Statoil on
the New Cabra Road this evening. Very few cars entered the station
but a police car and van were sent down to keep an eye on his.
Local people from Stoneybatter and Cabra took part in the picket -
they included members of at least four different political
organisations. Very few cars tried to enter the station and of those
that did around a third turned around after we talked to the drivers.

There was lots of support from passing motorists including a bus
driver who was actually from Rossport. Although 6 Gardai turned
up they mostly kept their distance.

Statoil picket Clondalkin by Emma-WSM

About 11 or 12 people turned out for the statoil picket in
Clondalkin this evening - some from Sinn Fein a couple of swp
from Ballyfermot and also labour party and their counsellor
for the area Robert Dowds and others there in an individual
capacity.

Some motorists crossed the picket, we talked to others
coming into the station and they showed support by turning
back and not entering we had alot of beeps by passing cars
and one taxi driver said the place was dead compared to what
it is usually like in the evening so something must have been
done right! The guards showed up when we were preparing to
leave so no hassle from them anyway.

Statoil in Ballsbridge

Up to 20 people picketed from 5pm to 7.30pm. Huge support
from passing cars and pedestrians. During the two-and-a-half
hour picket, only two cars ignored us and used the pumps. For
some reason, every number 7 bus that passed honked, not the
other buses.

Deansgrange

Mobile phone report - around 9 people took part, few cars crossed.
Loads of more reports on indymedia.ie

Background on Shell and Rossport
http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=986

Pictures at:
http://www.anarkismo.net/newswire.php?story_id=1011
Station before picket (all pictures Cabra)
10 mins after we started
Gardai van leaves
Some of the picket
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* WSM is an Irish anarchist federation.

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