The Great Gas Gala – Day 5 In Pictures

29 July 2013

Update (11:00pm): Day 6! of the blockade tomorrow. Come down and support the community tomorrow.

Update (3:30pm): Blockade growing, as is size of police escorts for fracking trucks. Come to Balcombe and lend your support!

Update (3:30pm): 3 more people arrested defending Sussex from fracking. Come support Balcombe!

Update (2:30pm): 4 arrests so far at the community blockade today. Come down and support the fight against fracking!

Update (2:05pm): 8 months pregnant local mother shoved out of way by police. Shame!

Update (2:00pm): Large police presence and getting more hostile. Come support the commnity

Update (1:00pm): Police trying to push trucks through the blockade again

Update (1:00pm): Trucks brought to a halt for the moment. Police discussing what to do. Come on down!

Update (10:30am): One person arrested at community fracking blockade in Balcombe. Come and support the community in the fight against fracking.

Update (10:15am): Trucks backing up in village. Waiting to try and break the blockade. Come down now!

Update (10:00am): Police trying to escort truck through community fracking blockade. Come support the community fighting fracking in Sussex!

Update (9:55am): Police massing to try to break through the community blockade. Come down if you can!

Update (9:40am): Trucks expected to start arriving soon. Come on down!

Update (8:00am): No trucks so far. Come down and support the community in the fight against fracking!

Update (7:00pm): Police begin arriving for day. 30 people stayed at the camp overnight. Comes down and support the community.


Community Fracking Blockade Holding Back Truck In Balcombe


Police Escort For Fracking Truck At Balcombe Blockade


Size Of Police Escort For Fracking Trucks Has Been Doubled


People Sit In Road Blocking Fracking Truck From Entering Cuadrilla’s Site


People Link Arms To Defend Balcombe From Fracking


Blocking Fracking Truck Outside Cuadrilla’s Site In Balcombe


8 Months Pregnant Local Mother Being Shoved By Police


Pregnant Local Mother Being Comforted After Police Attack


People Rush Out To Defend Balcombe From Another Fracking Truck


Community Blocks Truck From Entering Fracking Site


Police Trying To Break The Community Blockade In Balcombe


Police Withdraw To Wait For The Next Fracking Truck To Arrive


Large Numbers Of The Community Blockade In Balcombe


Local Mother At The Community Blockade In Balcombe


Large Police Presence At Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe


A Quick Break For Lunch At The Community Blockade In Balcombe


Another Local Balcombe Family Joins The Blockade


Police Trying To Force Another Truck Through The Community Blockade


Camp At The Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe


Camp At The Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe


Camp At The Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe


Camp Well Supplied With Biscuits Due To Generous Donations


Families At The Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe


Community Distressed As Cuadrilla Tries To Force Fracking On Balcombe


Truck Out Of Resident’s Bedroom Window This Morning In Balcombe


Police Attempting To Break Through Community Blockade


Police Massing To Attempt To Break Through Community Blockade


Damage To Newly Resurfaced Road Out Fracking Site Due To Trucks


All Quiet On The West Sussex Front