'Peaceful' anti-fracking protests take place at Balcombe

Anti-fracking protesters were surrounded by police today as they linked arms in front of a lorry making its way to the gates of the Cuadrilla site in Balcombe, West Sussex.

The protest has so far remained peaceful, despite an earlier arrest of a woman.

Police officers escort a lorry heading to the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site in Balcombe, West Sussex. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Environmental activists slow down a lorry heading to the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Activists form a human chain to slow down lorry. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Fracking protests to continue

Anti-fracking protesters will maintain a presence outside an exploratory drilling site following two days of direct action against the energy company carrying out the work.