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Coca Cola distribution plant in Bristol blockaded

killercola | 05.03.2005 17:59 | Globalisation | Repression | Social Struggles

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lock on!
lock on!

Dawn rose over Bristol on Friday, and no Coca Cola had left the distribution plant since quarter to five in the morning. Timed to coincide with the busy delivery hours, twenty people arrived at Coca Cola and after stalling police (free party, man!) eight locked on to each other using arm tubes. Despite below freezing conditions, and police being present from the start (although they didn't seem to want to leave their cars) it was a calm and positive atmosphere.

Cola Coca has been implicated in the deaths of nine people in Columbia - eight trade union leaders were murdered. In Kerela, India, local water supplies are undrinkable thanks to the Coke bottling plant's taking of water. Farmers have been given 'fertiliser' (in reality toxic waste Coca Cola wants to get rid of) to spread on their crops. This 'fertiliser' contains levels of toxins well above the World Health Organisation's limits, and has been proved useless as a fertiliser.

In solidarity with the dead, the locked on were wrapped in body bags with the names of the dead workers printed on.

At approximately nine thirty the blockade was dissolved by the activists with no arrests.

What can you do?
Aside from blockading your local Coca Cola depot or bottling plant, visit these websites for more info, and more importantly, BOYCOTT COCA COLA.



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06.03.2005 17:00

well done well done. respect to all involved. not warm doing lock-ons at the moment!

I've not heard of anyone else doing this to coke, has it been going on for a while ? is there a national ting going on like Sainsburys style blockades?

Surprised to hear police just sat there. Anyway - good work boys and girls


past protests

06.03.2005 20:43

Has been done before, but not for a while; see

Would be very nice to see it happening more often...