One witness to the arrests stated, "There were over 50 people participating in the demonstration and out of all these the Gardai clearly singled out Maura Harrington's son. They called him by name and then assaulted him. It was no co incidence that it was Maura's son that was so violently arrested."
All who were arrested are currently being held in Belmullet Garda station.
At the time of writing Maura Harrington, Shell to Sea, is into her fifth day of a hunger strike which she began on Tue 9th August at approximately 6pm when Shell's pipe-laying ship the Solitaire arrived in Broadhaven Bay, Erris, Co Mayo.
Maura is clear that her hunger strike will end in one of two ways.
1) Written confirmation that the Solitaire has left Irish territorial waters.
2) Her death.