Home | Friday 26th February 2010 | Issue 711
TITNORE: BARKING MAD
A Titnore Woods welcoming committee was sent to greet a Tesco opening in Durrington on Thursday (25th). Camp Titnore carried banners inscribed with “Smash Tesco–Save Titnore” and “Titnore Radio 101.6fm”.
Three people tried to lock on outside the shop’s main entrance. Security quickly dragged two people off but one protester successfully managed to attach himself. Security lackeys were on him straight away with bolt croppers, cutting him loose, but not before mildly strangling him.
Police arrived on the scene, threatening everyone with arrest unless they dispersed.
Protesters then held a picket line by the Tesco roundabout. There were two arrests for aggravated trespass - one for helping their friend while police violently dragged him away, another when he started screaming after security assaulted him for holding a banner. Both were released and bailed till 17th March - two days after the Council’s meeting deciding Titnore’s future - 15th
A march has been scheduled for 2pm in the Assembly Hall, Worthing.