Police immediately cordoned-off a no-go zone around the cricket and rugby
areas and are believed to be deeply involved in negotiations with Mr Lirpa
by mobile phone.|
The protestors main objection is at the use of the controversial GM
species Festuca Futballensis, developed by the Spanish laboratories of
Abril Tonto for its hard-wearing and quickly-regenerative properties.
A spokesman for Leeds Rugby was hopeful of a settlement with the protestors
and evacuation of the ground before the Challenge Cup 4th round match due
to take place there tomorrow and said that the Police cordon did not
include the ticket office which would be open and operating at its usual
'We had no idea until this morning.' said groundsman Doug Trowell 'I saw
the gates wide open but thought it was just Security mucking about. It's a
big problem, I mean, once we've got them out of there, there's all the
chick peas and lentils to get cleared off the grass before the referee's
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