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First lock on in Icelandic history

eugenia and andrea | 23.07.2005 21:49 |

Report and info about the first direct action done on the 129th of july against the dam beeing built in iceland.

On Tuesday 19th July 2005.a group of approximately 20 of us hiked to the main junction approaching the site. Four of our group locked on to a pick up truck and a HUGE caterpillar construction vehicle. We managed to block 2 other access roads and hault work on the site for three hours. This was a first in Icelandic history:the police had to make up a word for “lock-on”. Thirteen of us were “detained”, apparently “arrested”, and later released without charge....with the warning that Impregilo were “looking at this incident with grave eyes” and were likely to make a civil case. Impregilo have since changed their mind. For a change, the media did report that the protesters were “friendly”!

For more information about the Dam and the protest camp and the facts behind it all visit (google search )

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