Hurrahh for Traders

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  1. From the Independant



    Oil brokers trade blows with eco-warriors
    By James Sturke
    17 February 2005


    Greenpeace campaigners, not a group of people unaccustomed to flying in the face of danger, were forced into a tactical retreat yesterday after feeling the wrath of angry oil traders.

    On the day the Kyoto Protocol came into force, 35 eco-warriors stormed the Interna- tional Petroleum Exchange [IPE] in the City. Armed with fog horns, rape alarms and whistles they tried to stall business by creating a deafening noise that made it impossible for the traders to work. But the campaigners, who took ear plugs to hand out to traders, appear to have underestimated the hostility from their intended victims.
    One demonstrator described how "all hell broke loose" on the trading floor: "We were actually getting battered. We weren't fighting back, which makes it even worse." Greenpeace's executive director, Steven Tindale, said: "They kind of pinned us into the corner, there were a couple of dozen around us. We were non-violent and peaceful and we made it clear that's what we were there for but there were quite a few blows raining down on our heads.

    "They pulled a metal bookcase down on our heads. They were trying to use that to push us back out so that was the moment we decided to retreat."

    He said he was shocked. "They weren't interested in our message, they just laid into us. They wereswearing at us, it wasn't very subtle. Everyone who goes on a Greenpeace action is trained in non-violent direct action, so we know not to respond, although a few swear words may have come from ourselves."

    At least one person was injured and taken to hospital by paramedics. Police arrested two dozen protesters for various public order offences and took them to local police stations, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

    The IPE specialises in "open outcry" trading where business is carried out in audible surroundings. By making so much noise, the protesters hoped to sabotage all trading between 2pm and 7.30pm, but a spokeswoman for IPE said all trading had resumed by 3.15pm.

    Greenpeace started a second protest, at the annual dinner of the Institute of Petroleum at the Grosvenor House hotel on London's Park Lane, and ruined table settings with red wine


    :D :D :D :D :D Should teach those sh1ts not to interfere with someone trying to make a living.
     
  2. It happened on the LIFFE floor & IPE a few years ago too during one of those 'Reclaim the Streets' days... I know some of the brokers who got in amongst it! :wink:
     
  3. Excellent! Of coure they weren't interested in their "message", cos it's claptrap. Hmm - "we pissed off some very stressed angry people by trying to prevent them from doing their jobs; this pissed them off even more and they swore at us, penned us into a corner & dropped a bookcase on us - they weren't very nice!" No shît, sherlock!!! :twisted:
     
  4. ....and 30 of the great unwashed staged a sit-in at Birmingham ACIO this week.
     
  5. Shame we couldnt offer them city hospitality in Brum :D

    Soap dodgers were surprised at the level of aggression leveled at them by people in their own workplace because they dont work themselves.

    Dossers and attention seekers I would have been happy if each had been kicked to within an inch of their lives and then taken down to the Thames and drowned
     
  6. I have posted that article on the urban75 forum and await their rath! :twisted:

    I will update you asap.

    A_S
     
  7. first one in less than 1 min


    No, i live in the real world where people have jobs and take responsibility for their actions!
     
  8. Hurrah - bored with UF ?, urban75 forum site details please.
     
  9. ISTR City Traders waving wads of £50 notes at soapdodgers some years ago, while yelling LOADSA MONEY..............
     
  10. 'uckin hell the pinkos are biting.

    :D :D :D
     
  11. Pinko baiting is the sport of kings :D

    Jailorinumqusar, you dont happen to be on the inside do you? :wink:
     
  12. Just registered myself. Almost time for some pinko bashing, Watch & Shoot, Watch & Shoot :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  13. God its a real bunfight in there!

    Almost like the naafi at closing time, but plenty more pinkos to punch :twisted:
     
  14. Wow! I just read the thread - reply #1 was ad hominem, and Godwin's Law had been infringed by about post 5 or 6! It's a new record! Not even BB related threads do that in the Naafi!!!

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: