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Two more arrests at fracking protest | Environment | theguardian.com

Police at an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex, pushed back demonstrators on Wednesday afternoon to allow the entry of an articulated lorry carrying pipes. It was the first successful delivery of equipment to the site since the protest began last week.

Earlier in the day two people were arrested over the ongoing protests against plans to drill for oil at a site a few miles outside the village.

The pair - a man and a woman - had glued themselves together at the gates of the site in an attempt to prevent machinery from being brought through the gates. Sussex police said the pair had been arrested under section 241 of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act.

It brought to 25 the total number of arrests at the site since last week. Police said there were 75 officers at the site on Wednesday.

At about 4.15pm the police escorted a lorry bearing pipes through to the site, to cries of "you are murderers" from the protesters. The police mobilised quickly and the protesters were moved out of the way without violence.

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Jul 31st, 2013 at 02:28:12 PM EST
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Much tho' I don't like fracking, if they're gonna do it anywhere, then the prosperous south east should be the prime site, just to rub the noses of these smug selfish tory bastards in the filth of their own preferences.

You won't see too many protests up north, cos the people up there are used to being dumped on. and the police response will be brutal cos nobody in the media cares if the working classes get battered

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 07:36:10 AM EST
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You won't see too many protests up north, cos there are no the people up there

According to Lord Howell.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 07:59:02 AM EST
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