Five members of the Edinburgh Clown Army (1) were detained for questioning this afternoon at a peaceful and entertaining biofuels protest in Bruntsfield(2). They have since been arrested and charged with a breach of the peace, despite maintaining a friendly atmosphere.
A review of the play "The Unconquered," written by Torben Betts and performed by Stellar Quines at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.
Not content with a 5% fare hike in January, First Scotrail will be putting up fares by *another* 5% from May 18th.
Why? Because they can. Because they have a monopoly.
Protesters against biofuels dropped a banner at Charing Cross today, to draw attention to the use of food to make petrol.
The Competition Commission is to change the cap on First Bus's fare-raising abilities.
What? You didn't realise that there was such a cap, given that it costs you more than a pound to go less than a mile? Silly rabbit.
How much will the increase be?
"The new undertakings imposed on FirstBus include allowing fares to increase by no more than a hybrid index using fuel costs from Scotland and other costs from the UK transport index."
Agro-fuels protesters disabled the fuel pumps of two BP filling stations early this morning in opposition to mandatory blending of biofuels into petrol and diesel. Protesters argue that biofuels will worsen climate change, and cause food shortages.
Plane Stupid Scotland scaled the Scottish Parliament building today, in an early morning protest at Scottish Government plans to impose massive airport expansion by the back door. At 2pm the protesters voluntarily walked off the building, were arrested and taken to St. Leonards police station.
[ Plane Stupid Scotland press release | Plane Stupid Website ]
Fund-raiser Benefit Gig for UNITY!
Six protesters have been arrested after a demonstration at an electronics firm in Fife.
Raytheon Systems, which is based in Glenrothes, specialises in technology relating to defence and national security.
Bannerdrop at Scottish Parliament NOW!
Planestupid protesters are on roof of Scottish Parliament NOW with banner. Get along there if you can.