Two campaigners locked themselves together in a protest outside an industrial cleaning company early this morning.
No vehicles have entered or left the premises of Mantank Ltd at Little Hulton in Greater Manchester. The company has reportedly supplied the IGas shale gas site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.
The two activists, a man and a woman, issued a statement:
“We are trying to highlight the dangers of this industry and actively encourage contractors not to support this for health impacts and environmental reasons.
“We would like a public announcement from Mantank to say that they are stopping backing fracking as many other companies have done up and down the country.”
They also criticised the behaviour of Mantank drivers visiting the Misson site.
At the time of writing, the protest was still underway.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said:
“Officers are there and engaging with protesters. They are facilitating a peaceful protest”.
The spokesperson later added:
“A man and a woman were been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing.
“A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.”
DrillOrDrop asked Mantank to comment on the protest and the campaigners’ criticism. No one at the company was available.