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Pink castle occupation continues

William Posters | 05.05.2002 19:45 | Ecology | Free Spaces | Health | Technology

11 days into the occupation of a proposed GM field in Dorset and the pink castle is still going strong. Photos and video available.

Since the early hours of April 25th, protesters have been resident within a pink castle in a proposed GM test site in Dorset. The occupation has been going for eleven days now and attracted lots of interest and support.

The pink fortification stands guard over the entrance of the field in which the mutant remains of last years GM maize crop can still be found. The residents hope to stay in the field long enough to prevent Aventis' controversial GM maize from being planted this year.

The protesters intend to defend the field and the castle. There are lock-on's built into structural parts of the two towers and mono-poles have been erected in key positions around the field.

The site boasts 12 volt fairy lights, pirate radio, remote shit pit, a veggie garden, a communal round tent, a communal long tent, a luxury kitchen complete with oven and stainless steel sink.

Visitors are welcome.
Phone 07733 133280 or check out the website for directions

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Castle website

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Display the following 5 comments

  1. Are you chicken? — Babs
  2. Cartoon — L
  3. why through portland indymedia — glloog
  4. Chicken Action report from The Pink Castle — Lofty
  5. bbc photo — a bbc employee