Alan Mee, Shell assistant mayo manager, once again asked campaigners to end their blockade.
''I just can't understand why you won't let me exercise that right [ to go to work]. I fundamentally don't understand that.'' Mee's attempt to be the reasonable and polite face of one of the most damaging companies in the world just proved that he has no understanding at all of the reasons why the local community believe Shell must be stopped.
This is not a symbolic protest; we fundamentally believe Shell must be stopped from working.
Our right to protest means we must be heard so Alan, we cannot take our protest around the back of the Shell office or to the side of the door as you kindly offered.
Alan Mee and the other 24 employees must wake up and realise that we cannot just allow Shell to carry on 'business as usual' when we see the environmental impact, human rights violations and exploitation caused by Shell globally from the Tar Sands to the Niger Delta. We know this will happen here in Mayo if people do not stand up and say 'enough is enough'.
We will not stop until Shell stop. Shell to Hell! Come join us...
The Rossport Solidarity Camp welcomes everyone who wants to support the local community in resisting Shell