Balcombe Great Gas Gala – Day 9 In Pictures

Day 9 (Fri 2nd) 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 (2:00pm): 2 arrests reported. Come down and support Balcombe.

Update (11:00am): Confused media rumour that drilling may start soon but drill isn’t moving.

Update (9:15am): Fylde Friday at the community blockade in Balcombe. Community groups from Lancashire are visiting to show their support. Police continuing to try to push trucks through the blockade. Weather a bit damp but spirits high.

Apparently Random Attack On Man At Community Blockade By Sussex Police


Lots Of Police! Balcombe Community Blockade


Another Fracking Truck Tries To Force Its Way Through In Balcombe


Community Groups From “Desolate” Lancashire Are Support Balcombe At The Blockade


There Is Always Another Fracking Truck To Block In Balcombe


Member Of Lancashire Community Group Frack Free Fylde Gives A Talk At The Blockade


Blocking Fracking Truck In Balcombe At The Community Blockade


Police Trying To Escort A Fracking Truck Through The Community Blockade

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