KCCC joins UK’s largest march and rally against fracking

March 2014 Anti-fracking march 2

We had a great time in the sun on the anti-fracking march and rally in Manchester on Sunday 9th March.

About 1500 demonstrators marched in support of the camp at Barton Moss and to protest against I-GAS’s drilling and  GMP’s policing. It was a colourful, lively march that included samba bands, street theatre and mass sit-ins in the road!  Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change were happy to add what we could to this mix!

March 2014 Anti-fracking march 6 JM

March 2014 Anti-fracking march 5 JM

March 2014 Anti-fracking march 4 JM

Thank you to Jean for these photos.

The march was the largest march against fracking in the UK so far and brought together campaigners from across the region and beyond.

It came in the middle of court proceedings by Peel Holdings to evict the camp at Barton Moss.

In a Manchester Evening News poll last week three quarters of Manchester residents who voted said they opposed fracking. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/three-quarters-mancunians-oppose-fracking-6778067

The march received extensive coverage in the media. You can read some of it on:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26506877

http://rt.com/news/anti-fracking-uk-protest-798/

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/anti-fracking-protesters-take-over-manchester-city-centre-1439536

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fracking-protest-manchester-1000-take-6791027

Don’t forget that you can find out on a daily basis what’s happening at Barton Moss on

https://www.facebook.com/BartonMoss

March 2014 Anti-fracking march 1

 

 

 

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