"That was the first time Ireland tested out the state – corporate nexus. What they were doing was very simple. They were sorting out their template here in Rossport. The line is: 'go in hard',"
On the 12th January 2012, campaigners went to Lennons Quarry in Glencastle, Co Mayo, to protest against stone being provided to build Shell's tunnelling compound at Aughoose. Quarry owner, TJ Lennon assaulted two campaigners and broke on camera, he attempted to break the other camera but failed. The campaigners were then sprayed with water from a high pressured hose while sitting on top of a digger and truck.
The footage at the start of the clip is from a stream just outside the quarry, which has become heavily polluted due to the recent expansion of the quarry for Shell.
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