Balcombe Great Gas Gala – Day 7 In Pictures

Day 7 (Weds 31th) Of Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe Sussex

Updates: Day 12, Day 11, Day 10, Day 9, Day 8, Day 7, Day 6, Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1, The Great Gas Gala Website

Fracking company Cuadrilla Resources are trying to start drilling in Balcombe, West Sussex and the community is trying to stop them. Over 250 people stopped 15 trucks bring on equipment on Day 1 (Thurs). On Day 2 more than 100 police were used to break the blockade and escort trucks onto the fracking site. On Day 3 the community continued to resist attempts to force trucks through the blockade but gave up early afternoon. On Day 4 Cudrilla did not attempt to bring any trucks onto the site. On Day 5 Cuadrilla continued to try to push trucks through the blockade and the community have continued to resist. Camp is still going strong and renewed efforts are being made to defend Balcombe. See Fracking In Balcombe: A Community Says No for background to issues involved. Scroll down for photos.

Update (10:00am): Cuadrilla’s fracking site closed and trucks being turned away. Go Balcombe!

Update (9:00am): Two people superglue themselves together, locking the gate of the Cuadrilla fracking site to defend the community of Balcombe and Sussex more generally from fracking

Meeting This Morning At The Community Blockade In Balcombe


Trucks Being Turned Away From Cuadrilla Fracking Site In Balcombe


Defenders Of The Community In Balcombe Holding Firm


Cuadrilla’s Fracking Site In Balcombe Blocked By Community


Two People Glue Around The Gate Of Fracking Site In Balcombe


Two People Lock The Gate Of The Cuadrilla Fracking Site In Balcombe

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