Posted by: vickim57 | 23 September 2009

Hampshire police, lots of them, help Vestas to get blades out

Below a few mobile phone snaps of the events today as the Hampshire Constabulary in large numbers helped Vestas to move wind turbine blades from the blockaded factory at Newport, Isle of Wight. They had broken up the protest camp at the Marine Gate in the morning, and controlled the cyclepath from Newport to Cowes to help Vestas load a number of blades onto a Blade Runner barge.

What you can see in the first picture is just one part of the police presence. More like these were beyond the fence that you can see, stopping people coming from Cowes to Newport. Many more were on the jetty and on the river. Many more were stationed at the roundabout. Many more were patrolling the area.

Some of the police on the cyclepath as Vestas blades were removed from the Newport factory, Isle of Wight

Some of the police on the cyclepath as Vestas blades were removed from the Newport factory, Isle of Wight


Save Green Jobs; protest as Vestas remove blades, 22nd September 2009

Save Green Jobs; protest as Vestas remove blades, 22nd September 2009


Vestas blade borne along the jetty; Newport, IoW, 22 Sept

Vestas blade borne along the jetty; Newport, IoW, 22 Sept


Responses

  1. You do realise it’s Cowes and not East Cowes, but you wouldn’t know that as you are not from the Isle Of Wight are you. Also I don’t believe you have any idea of the real ‘issues’ that Vestas closure really has on the island and how your ‘protest’is effecting the future for community on the island and employment…………………………………..it’s not helping!

    • Thank you for pointing out my error. Do look me up next time you visit our nation’s capital, London, which is where I live. Or, on principle, don’t you ever leave the Island?

  2. I thought the council was suppoosed to be supporting employment on the island! They should be held to account for this!


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