Hatfield Moor peat mining halted

21/10/2001

Ten people from Nottingham visited Hatfield Moor as their part of the days of action against peat mining.

Despite a large amount of pre publicity there was no police presence when we arrived and we entered the moor with no hassle.

Seeing dust in the distance we headed towards where they were working, and they tried to drive off. We tried to head them off and despite their half a mile head start we still managed to trap the machines and prevented them from working for the rest of the day.

After about an hour and a half, two police officers and the site manager turned up to say that so long as we didn't damage anything they wouldn't arrest us.

Usefully one of us managed to overhear a conversation between the boss and the police about how disrupting the factory works would cause them massive problems.

So what are you waiting for?