They remained on the road, two thirds of the way along the route from Edinburgh to Glasgow, with the race unable to continue for 55 min. The 5 This is Rigged activists used glue and chain to hold the road, and lock down, keeping the race from continuing. Officials and police worked to remove them while cyclists took nature breaks, and stretched their legs, according to reports from Laura Weislo, cycle journalist on the scene.
In a flurry of paint, that included paintballs, super soakers filled with paint, and an industrial strength paint spraying machine, The Scottish Parliament was overwhelmed and quickly covered in red paint. The coordinated disobedience of This Is Rigged got the attention of local presses, who were nice enough to give an interview...
Rigged up in protest lock down gear, the “This Is Rigged” Scottish activists get to the fence, and immediately start scaling up it. Using barricades as ladders, climbing, jumping, they push each other up and over in a mad scramble. Security is close behind, and starts grabbing onto their clothing, immobilizing them temporarily. Some make it over. Some attach themselves there to the gate. Not far away, two glue themselves to the road, blocking access to the terminal. 10 hours later, 10 are in custody.
As part of a slew of actions taking place recently, This is Rigged members defaced the protective glass of a portrait of King Charles III with the slogan, “The People are Mightier than the Lord.” This is part of a sustained series of actions in which This Is Rigged “shut down the Scottish oil industry.”
As Part of a Sustained Series of Actions, “This Is Rigged” has Shut Down the Scottish Oil industry” again, this time using a washing machine. This is a follow up to this week’s earlier actions, where TIR blocked terminals in Clydebank and Grangemouth, Wednesday and Thursday.