Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Big Green Gathering in the mainstream news

Big Green Gathering is starting to gain mainstream media coverage about how Police have used political powers to stop the festival

Festival cancellation 'political'
Organisers of a Somerset festival that was cancelled over safety concerns have claimed a "political" decision had been taken to close the event down.
BBC

Festival directors today accused the police of taking a politically motivated decision to shut down the festival on the grounds that it attracts environmental activists and would have raised money for a major climate change demonstration, Climate Camp, to be held next month.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/27/big-green-gathering-climate-camp

But you can't keep the activists down for long
Isle of Wight police prepare for activists after cancellation of green festival
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/28/big-green-gathering

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