Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

'Slow-walk' peaceful protest outside fracking site

The "slow-walk" protest Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police have facilitated a "slow-walk" peaceful protest outside the hydraulic fracturing site at Kirby Misperton.

A group of protesters walked in front of heavy goods vehicles making deliveries to the Habton Road site at 12.55pm.

Police Liaison Officers engaged with the protesters to facilitate the peaceful demonstration.

We need to balance the rights, needs and wishes of everyone at the site, including those who want to assemble and protest safely and peacefully.

Every day, officers will engage with the protest community, explaining clearly what is acceptable in terms of safety and reasonableness, and what action will be taken if necessary."

– Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police
Officers facilitated the peaceful demo Credit: North Yorkshire Police