Northern Gas Gala

Community & Environment Protection Collective

Day 84 – Tues 18th February

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There was another great turn out at Barton Moss for what would turn out to be a long and challenging day. Firstly police officers approached the protectors with a deal of no arrests if future convoy escorts were to last only an hour. The camp made it clear they have a right to protest and don’t need to make agreements with the police to do so.

Following the days convoy there two arrests, of an ex-service man now a fireman and a mother who had brought her children to the Kids Day event. There was also further aggressive and violent behaviour towards other protectors, something that is sadly becoming all too familiar.

Later on a legal representative handed the camp an immediate possession order on behalf of the land owners: Peel Investments and The Manchester Ship Canal Company both owned by The Peel Group.  The court hearing is at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

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Day 81 – Sat 15th February

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Police violence reared its ugly head again at Barton Moss with one protector being arrested and dragged by their handcuffs whilst reportedly having a seizure. Luckily no bones were broken but they were left with severe bruising and required a trip to hospital.

One protector managed to climb on top of one of the delivery trucks, delaying operations. There were six arrests in total.

The land owners also sent out a warning that the continuation of the community protection camp would be considered trespass, but it is unlikely that this will stop the protectors in their efforts to stop the iGas convoys.


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