Bob | 27.07.2011 08:23 | Rossport Solidarity
Early morning blockade
Here come the Gardai
Exercising the Gardai
On top of tractor
Forcibly removing from tractor
People have been climbing up on the back of flat bed trailers and on top of various tractors and trucks. One person was on top of a tractor for over an hour and a half before being forcibly removed and arrested by the Gardai (police) who have been traveling in convoy 'protecting' the tractors all day.
Only 2 loads were successfully delivered to the compound before midday. This afternoon has seen continuous disruption of the deliveries, with people hiding along the road and jumping out/on the convoy to force it to stop.
One local person successfully blocked the road by climbing up on top of a lorry directly in front of the compound.
Its been another long and amazing day. It is becoming clear that the Gardaí are finding the intensity of the protests frustrating and that they seem reluctant to make arrests. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to keep this level of policing up but it is clearly exhausting all of their resources.
This is a critical time in the the campaign and to keep this kind of protests going we need more people! There is a mass Day of Action this Friday 29th July. If you can come up sooner or stay for longer it would be great!
For more information call 085 1141170 or check out www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org or firstname.lastname@example.org