Barton Moss fracking protest continue

Day 17: Fri 13th December

A big day of resistance from the Barton Moss Protection Camp against IGas’ drilling plans.  Around 12 drilling trucks were delayed entering the site for 2 hours under a heavy police escort.  Three people were arrested, including a pregnant women and elderly lady.  Police were widely condemned on social media for their heavy handedness.  A disabled man suffered a broken knee after being thrown into the hedgerow by police.

Many trucks also left the site the same afternoon, taking a lot of equipment with them.  It is believed that IGas are preparing for their next stage of exploratory drilling.

Friday 13th December marks a year since the government lifted the moratorium on fracking but we’ve still had no fracking this year thanks to the amazing and inspiring community campaigns around the country.

 

Photos at http://northerngasgala.org.uk/ along with news from other days