We’ve heard that another two people have joined the rooftop protest at the Vestas factory in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. These pictures rather seem to confirm that!
Urgent request: If anyone will be in the area today, the rooftop protestors would be happy to see issues of recent papers: “Saturday’s Guardian, and any spare old pages from anything showing coverage of both Newport and Cowes occupations.”
The protestors have given an interview to Wikinews. There one of them says that the central message of the rooftop protest is opposition to NIMBYism, and they say they will unfurl a banner saying “Save the environment, scuttle a NIMBY”. They could be having a laugh.
It’d be interesting to discuss NIMBYism further… is a NIMBY always just a threat to the planet or someone who, in another context, might be thought of as wanting more control over what happens to their immediate environment, a bit of a rebel? Just thought I’d try and stir up some controversy.