The battle of Balcombe is hotting up as more and more environmentalists answer the call from activists and local villagers to stop Cuadrilla from destroying the local countryside and water supply. Protesters have been slowing the arrival of equipment to the site which is now reportedly several days behind its drilling schedule. Meanwhile two activists were arrested yesterday (July 31st) for gluing themselves to the gates of the site holding up deliveries for several hours. Today an old fire engine is blocking the gate with several demonstrators locked onto it. Local people continue to welcome the activists camping at the gates by bringing food and other supplies.
Villagers Oakleys sunglasses Outlet have also uncovered documents from the land registry that seriously question the legality wholesale jerseys of the drilling project. Restrictions on the land include not causing “annoyance”, “nuisance” or “damage” to local people and their property. The storing of dangerous chemicals is also prohibited. So many are wondering if the police shouldn’t be arresting the drivers of the delivery lorries and giving out community service awards to the people trying to stop them?
Elsewhere the father in law jordan retro 11 of Chancellor George Osbourne has become a one man PR disaster for the Tories by saying that fracking should only occur in the replica oakleys “desolate” North East. He went on to alienate the rest of the North of England by saying he actually meant the North West. The Tory peer has become an instant figure of hate for everyone residing north of Watford as well as his own party’s jordans for sale press and communications department. With the media becoming steadily more hostile Cuadrilla Chief Executive Francis Egan has been trying to reassure local people that the drilling rig will not result in any long term damage to the environment. Today (August 1st) a Ray Ban Sunglasses coachload of activists will be arriving in Balcombe from Blackpool bringing evidence of what Cuadrilla’s activities did to their local area.
Another cause for concern among local people is the mounting cost of the police operation. Anyone attending a festival or football match will be aware that policing costs are covered as part of the ticket price. However it has emerged that Cuadrilla (a multi-billion pound company) are paying nothing towards the bill which is being picked up by local tax payers. Activists noticed a large cherry picker being cheap jordans for sale brought Cheap nfl Jerseys onto the site yesterday suggesting that G4S have serious concerns about keeping it secure when/if the drilling starts. REEL NEWS contacted the Press Office of Sussex Police to ask about the cost of the operation. We were told that no figures would be available until after the protests end. Also that on Wednesday “75 officers were deployed to the protest”. We know this to be untrue as we counted 60 being used to escort the lorries in. A further 29 around the camp, 5 evidence gatherers, 6 more further down the road towards Whitmans Green, 3 police motor cyclists and four Home more traffic police stationed at Fake Ray Bans the roundabout towards the M23. The operation is 24 hours a day. So estimates that it has cost over 1 million pounds already do not seem to be an exaggeration. Why so many police are required for what is an totally peaceful protest with local support remains a mystery?
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On Saturday (July 26th) the English Volunteer Force (EVF) and South East Alliance (SEA) promised to bring “thousands” of nationalists (ie racists) onto the streets of South London for a “peoples march against terrorism”. The ‘terrorists’ presumably not including the Loyalist murderers, bombers and gangsters whose banners they like waving on protests? It became clear that a slanging match was happening with the EDL leadership when the organisers were forced to release a cringe-worthy video prior to the event.
In the end the planned 9 mile march from Woolwich to “west minster” did not happen. A group of no more than 40 assorted racists & fascists protested outside Lunar House in Croydon against immigration. The building has been the focus of BNP protests in the past. So it was unsurprising to see plenty of familiar faces there. The EVF were the biggest group who seem to be little more than a front for what is left of Cheap nba Jerseys the National Front (NF). The NF saw a recent influx of disillusioned BNP activists who jumped ship to their miniscule party after deciding that BNP leader Nick Griffin was too liberal for their liking. Despite this, it is Ray Ban sale still a tiny cheap nhl jerseys organisation with few members and resources.
A massive (and no doubt expensive) police operation was deployed to protect the EVF from over 200 anti fascists who came from a broad range of groups including the PCS (whose members work at Lunar House), Unite Against Fascism and the By Anti Fascist network. The racists went through their usual ritual of acting tough while being guarded by hoards of throwback jerseys cops. Meanwhile the police demonstrated their well documented impartiality by harassing and detaining the anti fascists wherever possible. Earlier in the day some local hooligans attacked members of the press near the protest. They were grabbed by the cops as they tried to run from the scene but the police then released all but one of them to join the EVF protest. Ignoring complaints from the assembled press whom had been assaulted. Would such leniency be applied to the left?
Despite being assisted considerably by the state, the fascists seemed to have a pretty miserable time of it. It was clear that the organisers were visibly shaken by the low turnout and that many in their midst were uncomfortable in each others presence given decades of splits and acrimony in the far right. One individual with a strong Israeli accent invited pretty much every photographer present to snap his t-shirt of the extreme Zionist ‘Jewish Defence league‘. Seasoned anti fascists were highly amused to see him being photographed standing next to well known holocaust denier (and former BNP deputy leader) Richard Edmonds. We can only assume that they did not get round to chatting about thorny issues like the works of David Irving?
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After less than an hour of being shouted down by anti fascists from all sides. The EVF & SEA left under heavy police protection and were escorted to Woolwich where they promptly cancelled their march and took the train to Westminster for a tedious rally outside Parliament. There they were again harangued by anti fascists while being heavily protected by the police. Not a good day for the master race…
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Despite endless controversy and clear environmental dangers, fracking company Cuadrilla have been granted a licence by Sussex Council to drill for shale gas in the village of Balcombe. Local villagers are furious about the decision not least because the practice has cheap nfl jerseys wholesale been linked to everything from earthquakes Fake Ray Bans to flammable drinking water.
A local campaign against Cuadrilla has been gathering support following the example of wholesale jerseys other protests around the UK. Today saw a significant victory for activists and local people as drilling was successfully disrupted.
Early this morning (July 25th) a small oakley womens sunglasses group of environmentalists blocked a lorry carrying drilling equipment from entering the site. Security guards provided by G4S were unable to intervene as the action occurred on a public highway. By the time the police arrived more activists had showed up in a chip fat powered coach and were joined by and increasing number of locals with their children. Sensing an impending PR disaster the police backed down and ordered the driver of the vehicle to leave the area for the rest of the day.
A protest camp Cheap Jerseys From China is now being set up at the gates to cause permanent disruption to fracking MILFs operations.
Photos by Guy Smallman
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The annual ‘March for England’ in Brighton turned out to be an even bigger disaster for its organisers and supporters than last year. The event which is a thinly veiled EDL gathering attracted around 100 assorted Cheap MLB Jerseys racists and fascists, (less than in 2012) who had to be protected by hundreds of police.
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1,000 local people and antifascists subjected the racists to a traditional Brighton welcome from the moment they arrived. EDL supporters who were nfl jerseys cheap stupid enough to try and drink in the town centre before the event were harassed and attacked. Some had to be protected by police after fleeing into a betting shop while others were escorted by mounted police Homepage into their protest area for their own safety. Those that strayed outside did so at their own peril.
When their event finally started the ‘March for England’ saw the dregs of the EDL and its splinter groups trudge silently along two hundred yards of sea front that had been cordoned off with metal barriers and protected by riot police, dogs and horses. Along the route hundreds of antifascists jeered and danced to a sound system provided by the English Disco Ray Ban Outlet Lovers. Despite spending thousands of Cheap Jordan Shoes pounds of local tax payers money East Sussex Police failed to protect the EDL or control Anti fascists who had the upper hand for most of the day.
Photos by Guy Smallman
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