Protesters, including from Somerset, have turned out for a second day of direct action at a drilling site in Balcombe in West Sussex, demonstrating against fracking.
The Green Party MP Caroline Lucas was among more than 30 people arrested when anti-fracking campaigners staged a series of protests around the country on Monday.
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