A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
MPs called on the home secretary tonight to abandon plans to give police greater powers to curtail the right to protest.
Civil liberties campaigners have condemned police plans for dealing with demonstrations as an “assault” on human rights.
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Lancashire Police has disclosed that 220 allegations of misconduct were made against its officers at anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site – but only 15 were upheld.
The policing operation outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site has ended, Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed.
Less than half the arrests at long-running protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site have so far ended in convictions, according to figures from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
This month, Cuadrilla began fracking its second well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 12 days later it was ordered to stop after causing the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor.
The government is to provide £4.3m towards the cost of policing anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner confirmed this afternoon.
Councillors in Lancashire are to ask the Home Secretary to pay for policing at anti-fracking protests from central government funding.