Spotlight - Hundreds of protectors blockade fracking site in the UK
The resistance against fracking in Lancashire, in the North West of the UK, is still going strong. In June Reclaim the Power joined the people of Lancashire at Preston New Road for a 48h blockade branded ‘Block Around the Clock’. The event culminated at the end of 3 months of United Resistance organised by the locals. The United Resistance mobilised political groups, faith groups, musicians, artists, and many more around themed weeks. Block Around the Clock celebrated the resistance and efforts of the people of Lancashire in a colourful blockade that ended up lasting 54 hours.
With final permission given by Government on 24th July, Cuadrilla is looking at starting fracking imminently in Lancashire. But the people are not giving up, and will carry on resisting this dirty industry, until we win.
Reclaim the Power’s next national gathering will be held within the Earth First Summer Gathering on 18th and 19th August. An emergency national meet-up is also being held to respond to the news of Government giving the final go-ahead for Cuadrilla to start fracking.