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GIG AT THE RIG AT BARTON MOSS SALFORD
 

Star date: 22nd February 2014

MAD WEEK AT BARTON MOSS ENDS WITH A PARTY!

Gig At The Rig
Sunday 23rd February 1:30pm onwards
Barton Moss Community Protection Camp

After a mad, mad week at Barton Moss that featured everything from a High Court eviction case to the arrest of a Salford schoolgirl, there's a bit of light relief tomorrow with the Gig At The Rig, featuring Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam, Camp protest singing legend Darren Nesbit, poets, comedians and lots more.

Full details here…


This last week has seen probably the most dramatic seven days since the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp was set up in November to oppose the iGas exploratory drilling site.

Saturday saw Simon Pook, the Camp solicitor, call in the United Nations as a mother was handcuffed, dragged across a muddy field and left on the road for 45 minutes before an ambulance arrived after she went into spasms (see previous Salford Star articles – click here and click here)…

Tuesday saw bailiffs handing out `possession orders' like confetti, courtesy of Peel Holdings who wanted to evict protectors from its land (see Salford star article - click here) Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police was accused of more brutality, almost forcing campaigners into a dangerous stampede during the day's lorry walks. One protector found himself in Strangeways for the night after having a doughnut picnic on the public footpath that is Barton Moss Road (see Salford Star article – click here).

Friday morning saw Peel Holdings in the High Court, failing in its attempt to get an immediate possession order to clear the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp, as the case was adjourned for two weeks (see Salford Star article – click here). And Friday afternoon at the lorry walk saw the arrest of a 15 year old Salford schoolgirl, causing outrage and a protest outside Swinton Police Station (see Salford Star article – click here). And loads in between too!

Tomorrow, Sunday, gives campaigners and supporters of the Camp a chance to chill for a day with a Gig At The Rig party, starring former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam, latter day protest singing legend Darren Nesbit, plus poets, comedians and more. The day is also being labelled FRAC 51, in honour of the Hac and its Salford roots.

So will Salford's Peter Hook turn up to do a turn? Will Shaun Ryder appear to show his support? You never know…

Dave Oh wrote
at 12:36:28 on 23 February 2014
I'll be there
 
James Herring wrote
at 12:36:24 on 23 February 2014
Give me a frackin' break mate :O)
 
bovy wrote
at 07:15:07 on 23 February 2014
Join me up
 
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