On the national day of solidarity with Vestas workers, workers and their supporters were out around the Isle of Wight. There were street stalls and rallies at Newport, Ryde, Sandown and East Cowes. The response from IoW residents and holidaymakers was overwhelmingly supportive of the campaign to keep the factories open and making wind turbine blades.
In the evening we all gathered at East Cowes, for a march and a rally at Venture Quays, where the rooftop protestors are holding out in support. They unfurled their latest banner reading ‘Wind power to the people’ (see separate post). “Seize the Day” performed the campaign anthem ‘Boys on the balcony‘. It was a lovely evening overlooking the water.
Tony reports: “Sandown action today between 12.30pm and 2pm at the Pier. Good response from the public including holiday makers. Many leaflets distributed and Green Ribbons sold.”