Campaigner superglues herself to iGas Salford site (& new Barton Moss events Calendar)

2nd December 2013


A campaigner dressed as Where's Wally superglued herself to the entrance gates of the IGas drilling site at Barton Moss today to delay trucks trying to leave the plant.

Meanwhile three more arrests were made at the site today as campaigners against fracking in Salford accused Greater Manchester Police of `aggression'.



Following on from Monday, when a campaigner locked himself onto to a tanker that was attempting to leave the IGas drilling site at Barton Moss, today a campaigner dressed as Where's Wally superglued herself to the site's gates to also delay lorries trying to leave in another imaginative protest.

Earlier, ten trucks were delayed by over an hour trying to get into the site as campaigners walked slowly in front of them doing the `Salford Shuffle'. Greater Manchester Police arrested three people `on suspicion of obstructing a highway'.

Sophie Baxter from Frack Free Greater Manchester said: "I fully support the people down there who have given up everything to help protect our community against corporate interests. IGas, the Government and the local council continue to underestimate the strong public opinion against fracking.

"The police were very aggressive towards people this morning, all of the arrests were needless" she added "We will not tolerate this type of aggression from a police force that is meant to be here to protect the public and are currently seeking legal advice to take this further."

Those who have set up camp at Barton Moss and those who attend the now daily protests have called on more people from Greater Manchester and Salford to go down to the site and show support.

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