The police monitoring network, Netpol, has launched an initiative to fund legal advice for anti-fracking groups facing civil action.
Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
Councillors and anti-fracking campaigners have accused Lancashire Police of colluding with Cuadrilla to develop its shale gas site near Blackpool.
The organisation which monitors protest policing has raised concerns about tactics by officers at opposition to onshore drilling in West Sussex. Netpol said Sussex Police had described a section of road on the route to the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site near Billingshurst as a “tolerated slow walking area”. […]
Controversial links made by the police between anti-fracking campaigners and domestic extremism are coming under scrutiny and challenge.
Policing of anti-fracking protests is undermining human rights and campaigns against shale gas, according to a new report.
Anti-fracking campaigners who are filmed by security guards outside oil andgas sites can apply to obtain copies of footage held on them, according to a new briefing.