Opposition

Protest weekly update: 13-19 February 2017

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: Ami Roberts

In this week’s post:

  • Six-person lock-on at Preston New Road

This post is updated throughout the week. Please let us know about news you think DrillorDrop should be reporting on this post.


Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire

16 February 2017

7.30am (approx): six people locked themselves together in the entrance to Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road. The road has remained open to traffic.

9.55am: police began arresting people taking part in the protest under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. Lancashire Police said five men, aged 23-55 from Blackpool were arrested along with a 51-year-old woman. Another man, 53, has been reported for summons.

11.40: Police removing protesters from pipes

The protest lasted about seven hours.

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashie, 16 February 2017. Photo: Ami Roberts

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: Ami Roberts

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: from a live stream video by Danny Nicholson

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: from live stream video by Hilary Whitehead

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, 16 February 2017. Photo: from live stream video by Danny Nicholson

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Protester removal team at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 16 February 2017. Photo: John Hobson

 

 

27 replies »

    • So you are claiming that doctor opinion can also be wrong sometimes? Right?
      That means all of the evidence by the BMJ doctors association that were often referenced by the anti fracking brigades regarding the health risks by fracking could also be wrong.

  1. Glad to see you are happy with your “poster boy”, refracktion! I shall watch with interest to see if the Press take a similar view. I think they can do a bit more than cut and paste.

    For someone who has previously been so damning about PR companies, I suppose there is almost a reversed logic about “lets continue to shoot ourselves in both feet and we can claim we are the alternative.” Trouble is, that once you become the comic turn, everything you try to represent becomes a joke, and the British love a good laugh. (Remember BoatyMcBoatFace.)

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