Barton Moss fracking protest – in tweets by Channel4, January 26, 2014
Hundreds of protesters gather in Barton Moss, Greater Manchester to voice their anger over plans for fracking in the area. Channel 4 News charts the protest in tweets. The protest, organised by Frack Free Greater Manchester, has seen hundreds of protesters from across the country gather at the site to voice their concerns over controversial fracking plans. In his 2013 autumn statement, GHeorge Osborne opened up the prospect of a fracking boom in the UK when he announced the creation of a new government office for shale gas. [At link above] are tweets with [excellent photos] from the campaigners as they protest at the Barton Moss site.
From Balcome to Barton Moss the campaign against fracking in the UK marches on:
“I’m going to keep on fighting because I’ve got 4 grandchildren…. It’s an atrocity what’s going on here. I’m not going to stop unless this goes away.”