Friday, November 2, 2007

London protest shackles Total station

During Thursday rush-hour a dozen protestors caused a 24-hour Total petrol station in central London to close.

The peaceful protest, at the Marylebone Road petrol station, consisted of banners, placards, leaflets and a petition. One protestor wore shackles to signify the oppression of the Burmese people. Within 10 minutes of the protest beginning staff closed the station, blocking off the forecourt and switching off the lights. Even the accompanying shop was shut. The police were called and protestors were instructed to remain off the forecourt or risk arrest.

After an hour the station re-opened. The protest continued for a further hour. Report and pics on Indymedia

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