Diary

Protest update: 13-19 March 2017

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

In this week’s post:

  • Two lorry lock-on protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
  • Friday against fracking event
  • New Hope Community Action Camp established

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire

13 March 2017

Anti-fracking protesters stopped two supply tankers visiting Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site by climbing onto the roofs. The first was before 9am and the second in the afternoon.

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s operation told The Blackpool Gazette the protest followed the failure of police to allow campaigners to carry out agreed 15-minute slow walk protests in front of supply vehicles.

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Preston New Road, 13 March 2017. Still from video by Danny Vc Llew

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Preston New Road, 13 March 2017. Still from video by Danny Vc Llew

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Preston New Road, 13 March 2017. Photo: Frank Roberts

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Preston New Road, 13 March 2017. Photo: Frank Roberts

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Preston New Road, 13 March 2017. Photo: Richard Marshall

17 March 2017

Campaigners held a Friday against Fracking event outside the Preston New Road site. The protest was the day after a case ended at the High Court in Manchester challenging permission for the site granted last year by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid.

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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Preston New Road, 17 March 2017. Photo: Ros Wills


New Hope Community Action Camp, near Preston New Road, Lancashire

A new camp established this week, near the Preston New Road site.

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New Hope Community Action Camp, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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New Hope Community Action Camp, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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New Hope Community Action Camp, 17 March 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson


Protest Weekly Update archive

6-12 March 2017

26 February-5 March 2017

20-26 February 2017

13-19 February 2017

6-12 February 2017

30 January-5 February 2017

23-29 January 2017

16-22 January 2017

7-13 January 2017

1-6 January 2017

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