Opposition

Protest update: 8-14 May 2017

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, 8 May 2017. Photo: Eddie Thornton

In this update of protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry:

  • A 12-person lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
  • Protest outside the Westinghouse nuclear facility near Preston
  • Lock-on protest at A E Yates depot in Bolton

This post will be updated throughout the week with any new activities and events.


10 May 2017

Hillhouse Business Park, Thornton, Lancashire

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s operation at Preston New Road took part in a lock-on protest on the access road to the business park. They said material was being stored on site for use at the shale gas site. Photos from live stream video: Kieran Dunne

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9 May 2017

Westinghouse nuclear facility, Springfields, near Preston

A small group of anti-fracking protesters demonstrated at the entrance to the Westinghouse Springfields site, which manufactures fuel for nuclear reactors. Photos: Ros Wills


8 May 2017

Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire

A dozen opponents of Cuadrilla’s operation at Preston New Road took part in a lock-on protest in the entrance of the site at about 4am.

Photos: Eddie Thornton

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Lancashire Police said at 10.30am it was proposing to block one lane of the road to allow its officers to “deal with the incident in a safe and sterile environment”. Reports from the scene say the whole road is blocked.

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, 8 May 2017. Photo: still from livestream video by Kieran Dunne

Lancashire Police confirmed that 12 people had been arrested and charged under the Trades Union and Labour Relations Act and with obstructing the highway. They will appear in groups at Blackpool Magistrates Court on 24 and 31 July and on 7 August.


Archive

1-7 May 2017

24-30 April 2017

17-23 April 2017

10-16 April 2017

3-9 April 2017

20 March-2 April 2017

13-19 March 2017

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

1 reply »

  1. “The capture of the Dirty Dozen.”

    Policeman only costing £30/year and arresting a dozen criminals in a few hours. What a public service. Hope they get a bonus for bulk. Who said fracking would not produce jobs!

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