New Zealand activists and trade union preparing protest against Blood Phosphates

Scoop Independent News.- Ravensdown’s enterprise shipment of ‘blood phosphate’ is currently anchored offshore from Christchurch, in an attempt to avoid protestors in Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Sources from Lyttelton Port Company report that the ship will remain anchored for over 36 hours, and will not berth until 2300 on the 8th of December.

Local human rights activists are planning a ‘peace flotilla’ for the ships arrival, to protest the importing of phosphate from the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

Local organiser Josie Butler states “Ravensdown are directly funding war crimes by importing the phosphate from the Moroccan occupiers of Western Sahara”. The ship has carried over 50,000 tonnes of ‘conflict phosphate’ from the non-self governing territory of Western Sahara. Christchurch group, ‘Ravensdown- Take ‘Em Down’ are organising a water flotilla, inspired by the Peace Squadrons – which were instrumental in the NZ Nuclear Free campaign.

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