One of South Africa’s largest environmental protests ever is set to take place this Sunday, and all locals are invited to join in the stand against Shell’s seismic blasting. This follows the High Court in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape dismissing the urgent application to block Shell from proceeding with the impending seismic ‘testing’ off the Wild Coast in search of oil and gas deposits from December.
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- Date: 11:00am, Sunday 5
- Where: meet at 11:00 at the circle by Surfer’s Corner
- Dress Code: Pull through in blue!
“Wear blue, bring posters, be creative with blue face paint and share your message,” says Greenpeace, the organisers. For those who want to make their own posters before the protest, cardboard and paint will be provided. Meet at 10:00 am at Hang Ten Café.
“Speak out against the devastation of marine life that offshore oil and gas exploration will bring.
“We have a giant snoek and whale puppets, as well as performers lined up. Let’s celebrate our power to protest and effect change. We are the people and it is our voice that should count.”
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