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Members of Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth have been joining the protestors at the Cuadrilla drilling site at Balcombe. Below are some photos taken by one of the members last Friday. Overall the demonstration was friendly and peaceful, but there was a strong police presence and a number of protestors were removed and arrested. If you’d like to get involved visit www.greatgasgala.org.uk for the latest updates on the protest and how you can help out and join the protest.

Protesters in Balcombe halt shale gas operation – video

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Frack off supporters and police mill around as Cuadrilla lorries try to pass

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Police vans gather at the demonstration site

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BHFOE & friends

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love for the earth: a heart on the road created by one of the protestors

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On Tuesday 23th July members of Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth supported the Rig Watch group at the gate to the Cuadrilla Test Drilling site on the B2036 about 1 mile south of Balcombe. Rig equipment started to arrive early on that day. More is expected over the next few days. It is understood that Cuadrilla is hoping to start drilling on Sat 27th.
Protesters are planning to be at the gate and the surrounding area from Thurs 25th morning onwards and into Friday.
They need all the help we can give them to publicise this and to plan another trip to the gate.
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BHFoE Group establish their early presence and support at Balcombe!

BHFoE Group establish their early presence and support at Balcombe!

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