For immediate release: Thursday 27th July 2017
MONTH OF ACTION CLOSES WITH A ONE-WOMAN LOCK ON AT LANCASHIRE FRACKING SITE
A van containing a woman and a one-tonne barrel ‘lock on’ has blocked the entrance to Cuadrilla’s controversial fracking site on Preston New Road this morning. The women is locked to a huge lock on device inside the van as part of an action which closes a month of action by national direct action group, Reclaim the Power.
Ash Hewitson, from Reclaim the Power said:
“Throughout this month hundreds of people have taken action to support Lancashire, disrupt Cuadrilla’s fracking plans and demand renewables.
“Cuadrilla may have support of the Tory government and the complicity of the police on their side, but what today’s action shows is that even one person on their own can make a difference.”
- There has been disruptive action every working day of July at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
- More than 70 people have been arrested taking part in actions including ‘lock-on’ blockades at the gates and climbing onto delivery lorries this month
- Mass demos have taken place every Friday in July, regularly drawing hundreds
- For photos of previous actions and demonstrations from July, see Reclaim the Power’s Flickr
- For previous press releases and blogs, see the Reclaim the Power website
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Photos available on Reclaim the Power’s Flickr
- The protesters are from Lancaster and are one of the 300 independent, autonomous groups campaigning against fracking in the U.K