THIRTEEN anti-fracking campaigners from north-west England will appear in court on Monday after staging a “lock-on” protest at a drilling site in Lancashire.
The defendants, including county and district councillors, chained themselves together at Cuadrilla’s drilling site in Preston New Road, near Fylde, where daily protests have been staged for over six months.
They will appear at Blackpool magistrates’ court.
The demonstrations were in response to the government overruling Lancashire County Council’s refusal to give planning permission for drilling to the energy company.
The 13 staged their lock-on protest in the early hours of July 3 as part of a summer of “rolling resistance” events organised by campaign group Reclaim the Power.