Siemens Stain the Environment

Members of many groups met up on a cold Saturday in April to hold a three-pronged protest at Siemens in Hollinwood (between Manchester and Oldham). Members of the Oldham and Manchester groups of Earth First, of Greater Manchester & District CND, of Oldham Campaign Against Arms Trade, of Saddleworth Peace Movement and Quakers from Hebden Bridge united in showing their disgust at Siemens exporting Chernobyl-type nuclear reactors to Eastern Europe.

Some people entered the factory and held a sit in until the senior manager promised to write a letter to the Siemens HQ; others held a roof-top protest (see photograph), some blockaded the entrances and others held banners and leafletted passers by.

All in all, it was an excellent action with many new faces working together. Oldham Earth First hope to hold similar joint actions, on various issues, through out the summer.

Oldham Earth First (0161 621 0355/[pls use email])

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