Huntingdon activists held at Shell plant

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The Independent Online

Twenty-seven animal rights activists were arrested after blockading a Shell oil refinery yesterday in protest at the company's involvement with Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Demonstrators chained themselves to concrete-filled oil drums outside the plant at Stanlow, Cheshire, at 6amto stop employees getting to work. Police closed the road leading to the refinery and traffic was disrupted until 4pm.

The 27 protesters were detained under section 241 of the Trade Unions Act.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty has waged a two-year campaign against Huntingdon, a drug-testing laboratory in Cambridgeshire.