The blockaders at the Tara residential estate claimed a victory today in their campaign to stop QGC (British Gas) from building a pipeline on to their estate.
The police have packed up and left, telling the protest group this was a "civil matter now". QGC have stopped all work on the pipeline.Read more
Drew Hutton, spokesperson for Friends of the Earth and leading campaigner for the national Lock the Gate campaign, was arrested this afternoon.
In a heavy-handed police action, forty police moved on to private property to shut down the blockade camp on a landholder's property.
The landholder was unhappy with his treatment by the gas company and had invited the blockaders onto his land.Read more
A 70 year-old great-grandmother was the first person to be arrested at the Tara blockade.
A large police contingent was present at the site, including the public order response team, mounted police and plain clothes detectives.
June was arrested when she refused an order from a plain clothed policeman to move while she was blockading a large bulldozer from entering the QGC site at Kenya.Read more