In this week’s update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry:
- MPs and party leaders visit Preston New Road protests;
- Arrests and charges at Kirby Misperton;
- Pop-up protests at Third Energy suppliers.
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22 September 2017
Protests at suppliers to Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site
Opponents of fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire carried out small protests outside suppliers to Third Energy.
21 September 2017
Five arrests at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site
Five people were arrested at protests outside the KM8 wellsite. One woman was charged with assaulting a police officer. Two people were charged with obstructing the highway and two others with obstructing a police officer. A sixth person (pictured left in a still from a video) was restrained by two officers and required hospital treatment. More details
20 September 2017
Four arrests at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site
Two men and two women were arrested and charged with obstructing a highway. They are expected to appear in court in York next month. A North Yorkshire Police inspector announced that slow-walking would not be tolerated at Kirby Misperton. Police officers also removed people taking part in sit-down protests. More details
Blackpool MP visits Preston New Road
Gordon Marsden, Labour MP for Blackpool South, visited the regular Wednesday march by women from Maple Farm to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site.
19 September 2017
First arrests at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site
Two men were arrested when campaigners blockaded the site containing the KM8 well which Third Energy plans to frack later this year. The first deliveries arrived in the morning. One of the men accepted a caution. The other was released without police taking further action. More details
18 September 2017
Green Party leaders visit Preston New Road
Green Party co-leaders, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, visited protesters outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool. Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, told campaigners they would be on the “right side of history”. More details