An anarchist organisation has claimed responsibility for two attacks on railway signalling in Bristol which caused severe delays and the cancellation of services.
British transport police and Network Rail have confirmed that signalling cable was destroyed on Tuesday morning in two separate incidents of arson which caused « extensive damage » and substantial delays to passengers.
The group – calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation – has warned of further « guerrilla » attacks and sabotage to « hurt the national image and paralyse the economy however we can ». On Wednesday the group posted a statement on the Indymedia Bristol website saying it had « struck two points on the railway routes into Bristol », adding that members had « lifted concrete slabs running alongside the tracks and burned out the signalling cables found in the trench underneath ».
It described Tuesday’s actions as guerrilla activity and said it had « no inhibition » about using such methods again. Characterising the Olympics as a « spectacle of wealth » in a time of austerity, it ended the statement saying it wanted « civil war » and that anarchy was « unavoidable ».
Voilà qui n’est pas très différent des anarchistes qui ont attaqué le métro de Montréal…