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Freek press issue Two
Unfortunately, this copy was so badly degraded it was unreadable, so we have transcribed the data the best that we can- now read on ....
Dogs and Pigs fight it out .
Police early this morning called the security dogs handlers
and warned them that they could be sued if their animals attacked anyone.
Security officials defended their hounds and threatened counter suits
for any legally minded victims. Security men also attacked police' they're
everywhere, why can’t they leave the kids alone ?'
At mid- day so called Anarchists began tearing down the outer perimeter fence , led by a mustachioed white smocked frog and all beating the corrugated iron hysterically . A sizeable hole began to appear . A securicor trio burst through the hole , grabbed Mr Smock and an aide de camp and dragged them both into the the security arena. After much screaming and kicking he was silenced by a quick blow to the stomach, seconds later both frenchmen escaped back though the hole.
Not long after author Robin Farquharson left the Friends tent
to distribute Freek press he himself freaked out and scared bystanders
. He was quickly ejected from the site and just as quickly returned on
the hood of a taxi shouting 'right on,right on '. He was beaten and taken
to St Johns by security men . He was removed in a land rover as no one
got an ambulance. Many of the St Johns team have not dealt with drug cases
Fuck the water board
In response to mounting tension from festival goers about the
disastrous site facilities, Fiery Creations have blamed the local authorities.
The water board is responsible for the great bog scandal." We had
difficulty with the water board from the beginning. They approved a site
for sewerage at the bottom of the dam which wasn't’t a a catchment
area and spot wouldn't pollute the water supply. They later said we could
not use that site because it would pollute the water sources and threatened
libel if quoted on their earlier statement ( fiery creations )
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