"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
[Shell to Sea] - Click here to see the video including Shell to Sea campaigners at protests for the Shell AGM in London
Yesterday was the annual general meeting of oil giant, shell. the main international AGM took place in holland at the hague, but uk shareholders joined in by videolink at a meeting at the barbican. despite a massive security operation, the AGM was hit both outside and in by a stream of activists from 'rising tide' 'occupy oil', 'shell to sea', and 'tar sands uk' among others.
this short film captures the morning and some of the protests that challenged and penetrated the massive security operation at the shell AGM
see also 'london rising tide' press release at http://london.indymedia.org/articles/12284 for loads more info