The protests are continuous! Depending on numbers and other events, we try to keep the pressure on Shell by having daily actions, even if these are just for a few hours. Actions are decided by the camp and the local community. There are lots of roles involved in making an action as safe and effective as possible, for example taking photos, legal observer, support, being in an arrestable role.
You choose what you feel comfortable doing. Before an action, we give legal briefings. There are also regular mass days of action where people from across the country come up to support.
Since March 2011, we have been trying to frustrate and delay Shell building the compound in Aughoose. This involves blocking the tractors and trucks bringing in construction materials by standing in the way, using ‘lock ons’ or tripods or climbing on top of the vehicles. We have also used bikes to slow the construction traffic down. We have done lots of trespassing on to Shell’s land to stop work and removing the tracks and fences. There have also been regular blockades of Shell’s office in Belmullet.