Protest blocks Cuadrilla’s fracking site


Protest involving nine people outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 1 October 2018. Photo: Katrina Lawrie

A group of anti-fracking campaigners blocked the entrance of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool early this morning.

The protest involved seven people locked together on the ground and two people on tripods.

They said they were taking part in solidarity with three men who were jailed last week for a 99-hour protest near the site in July 2017.

A group of anti-fracking campaigners travelling to a rally at the Conservative Party  conference passed the protest and shouted support.

Lancashire Police said on its Facebook page it had set up a contraflow on Preston New Road. The force said:

“This will cause some traffic disruption so please avoid the area where you can and expect some delays if you are travelling through. We will re-open the road as soon as it is safe to do so. Local businesses are open as usual.”

At 7pm today, police began dismantling the tripod but the occupant locked himself to the tubing.



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  1. If you want to see pain and distress Sherwulfe, take a look at that exhibition yesterday in B’ham.

    It is quite easy to identify those who have a problem. More and more of the two thirds are seeing the true face of the anti, and they are not impressed. Often thus, as a group realises they are losing they often show desperation and use desperation tactics. The brighter groups are a bit more careful about their public image.

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