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2017 in pictures – October

October 2017 saw a tea lady kettled and an 85-year-old dragged across a road during anti-fracking protests. Cuadrilla held its first live web tour of Preston New Road and UKOG was pictured with three bottles of oil from its Broadford Bridge site.  A rig was delivered and briefly occupied and residents in Woodsetts took a giant selfie.

1 October – Take Back Lancashire rally, Manchester. Photo: Elspeth McRoberts

1 October – Take Back Lancashire rally, Manchester. Photo: Elspeth McRoberts

2 October – Removal of protesters from tower outside KM8 wellsite, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.  Photos (upper row and centre lower row): Eddie Thornton, (left and right, lower row) from video by Steve Spy

Harvest Festival outside KM8 well site, Kirby Misperton. Photo: Sue Gough

Cuadrilla drilling rig, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.
Photos: Cuadrilla “PNR Live” web stream

9 October – Kirby Misperton. Photo: Office of Keith Taylor MEP

9 October – Looking down from protester tower outside KM8 wellsite, Kirby Misperton. Photo: Eddie Thornton

9 October – Tea Lady kettled – Jackie Brooks is surrounded by police outside KM8 wellsite, Kirby Misperton. Photo: Office of Keith Taylor MEP

10 October – Rig equipment in Kirby Misperton village. Photos: Leigh Coghill

10 October – 85-year-old Anne Power is dragged across Preston New Road. Photo: George Brown

11 October – Outside KM8 wellsite, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Photo: Eddie Thornton

14 October – KM8 wellsite, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

16 October – Oil at Broadford Bridge wellsite, West Sussex. Photo: UKOG

21 October – Campaigners occupy KM8 rig at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.
Photos (top left and top right): Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, (other pictures): Eddie Thornton

22 October – Campaigners are brought down off the KM8 rig, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

23 October – Lock-on protest at Kirby Misperton. Photo: Eddie Thornton

23 October Lock-on protest at Kirby Misperton. Photo: Eddie Thornton

25 October – Surface water floods Preston New Road shale gas site. Photo: Used with the owner’s permission

25 October – Protest about INEOS injunction and shale gas plans, Woodsetts, South Yorkshire. Photos: DrillOrDrop

30 October – Wooden tower built on road to Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

Images from earlier in the year

Thanks to everyone who suggested images and gave permission for their photos to be used.

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