Photo post: Don’t Frack Yorkshire rally

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Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in York today for a Don’t Frack Yorkshire march and rally. 

Organisers estimated hundreds of people from across the UK took part. Graham Martin, who helped organise the event, said:
“We were absolutely overwhelmed by the turnout today, which exceeded all our expectations. This shows that more and more people across Yorkshire are waking up to the threat of fracking to the countryside, rural jobs, tourism, the environment and climate change.”
Russell Scott, of Frack Free North Yorkshire, said:
“People are now realising that with the whole of Yorkshire covered in fracking licences, fracking is now on everyone’s doorstep.”
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The rally outside York Minster. Picture: Frack Free North Yorkshire

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Picture: Adela Pickles


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Members of the Yorkshire Nanas. Picture: Adela Pickles

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Tina Rothery, of the Lancashire Nanas. Picture: Sally Brooks

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Retired Yorkshire GP, Tim Thornton. Picture: Jules

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Former climate diplomat, John Ashton. Picture: Jules

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March through York. Picture: Frack Free Barnsley

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Picture: Frack Free Barnsley

Updated 31/7/2016 to remove figure of 3,000+ attendance (quoted in Frack Free Ryedale press release) following comments by people who were at the rally.



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