Protest update: 18-24 September 2017

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Protest outside Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site, 19 September 2017. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

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.

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

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.

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Protest at Sky Scaffolding, in Whitby, 22 September 2017. Photo: Eddie Thornton


Protest at Moorhouse Drilling, Briddlington, 22 September 2017. Photo: Natalie Morris

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Protest at Total Environmental Technology, Driffield, 22 September 2017. Photo: Sarah Morris

21 September 2017

Five arrests at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site

170921 KM restraint Ian R CraneFive 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


Protest at Kirby Misperton, 20 September 2017. Photo: Sue Gough

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Police using pressure point arrest techniques on a protester at Kirby Misperton, 20 September 2017. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

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.


Gordon Marsden (third from the right) outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 20 September 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

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

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Blockade outside Third Energy’s KM8 site at Kirby Misperton, 19 September 2017. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

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

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Caroline Lucas with Jonathan Bartley at Preston New Road, 18 September 2017. Photo: Refracktion


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