Fracking company Cuadrilla have descended on the small West Sussex village of Balcombe, where 85% of the residents have said they are opposed to fracking and supportive of those taking action to stop it. Residents and their supporters have set up the Balcombe Community Protection Camp and are mounting a 24/7 blockade of the fracking site.
Although the protesters are peaceful and non-violent, the police response has been to intimidate and cause flash points that result in the blockaders being arrested and bailed away from the site.
Thankfully more supporters come to the camp every day, unafraid and determined to continue to protect Balcombe and make sure that plans to frack the UK stop here.
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