Ireland office shut down for Shell AGMTagged as: environmentalism rossport shell solidarity
In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.
This protest is also to highlight the fact that every hour Shell accumulates another £1.6 million pounds sterling ( 1.83 million Euro) by destroying communities across the globe, from the Niger Delta to the Canadian Tar Sands. Shell's appalling record of human rights abuses, oil spills, gas flaring and accidents forces people to protect their communities and their environment.
We call on all shareholders to disinvest.
A van containing 14 IRMS security guards arrived and forcibly removed the five protesters.
Even though there were three times the amount of security to campaigners they held their ground for as long as possible and managed to stop work for the morning.
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