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Protesters target HSBC for links to Cuadrilla

ANTI-FRACKING protesters will be turning banking giant HSBC into a “live fracking site” at this Saturday’s anti-TTIP demonstrations.

In a stunt hosted by environmental campaign Frack Off, central London’s Regent Street HSBC branch will be transformed with a mock drilling rig, fracked water and plenty of hazard tape.

Protesters aim to highlight the bank’s role in financially supporting fracking industries.

“On a day when communities around the world are standing together to stop fracking, we must show HSBC that funding such a destructive industry is not acceptable,” said supporter Tisha Brown.

“We’re turning their branches into live fracking sites to see just how much they like it, and demanding they clean up their act.”

The British arm of the multinational has served as shale gas company Cuadrilla’s bank over the last few years.

It also granted Dart Energy a £62 million loan for gas extraction explorations in Scotland.

“HSBC’s hands are dirty, and there’s a price to pay,” explained Ms Brown.


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