An anti-fracking protester has been on top of a lorry near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for more than 58 hours.
He climbed on top of a vehicle delivering to the site at 8am on Tuesday morning (25 July 2017).
Another protester climbed onto a separate lorry about three hours later and has been there since. A third man joined the protest at 6am on Wednesday morning (26 July 2017) and is now into his 36th hour.
The trucks are parked on Preston New Road, west of the site entrance and are thought to be transporting heavy equipment, possibly associated with the drilling rig. This was delivered at about 4am today in breach of a condition of Cuadrilla’s planning permission. (DrillorDrop report)
Police have used ladders to talk to the three men but there is no sign that they are willing to come down.
The anti-fracking group, Reclaim the Power, said three other people taking part in the protest, known as lorry surfing, had been arrested, as had three people sitting in front of a lorry.
Within the past few minutes, police released two protesters who had locked themselves to a car outside the site entrance. Another pair were released from a separate car earlier today.
Jane Atkinson recorded this video with three “lorry surfers”. YouTube link