Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Total garage in Manchester blockaded

From UK Indymedia - http://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/11/385756.html

Max 13.11.2007 14:44

Yesterday, up to 20 human rights campaigners blockaded a TOTAL garage on Oxford Road, Manchester. This was in protest at Total Oil's investment in the military regime of Burma.

The activists, many of them students, blockaded the entrances to the petrol station successfully with the aid of 3 arm tubes. A large banner was displayed reading "Totally Out of Order - Fuelling oppression in Burma". Leaflets were given out resulting in a number of supporting comments from people walking past.

Police attended the protest but had made no attempt to remove those who were locked to each other with arm tubes by the time I left. There was also some mainstream media attention, notably from the Manchester Evening News.

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