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"The majority of people who are arriving on the site are not there to protest against fracking but are there to disrupt and intimidate the local community and to antagonise police…" GMP Chief Superintendent Mark Roberts

Every day people slow walked the IGas lorries in and out of the drilling site at Barton Moss, contending with heavy handed policing by Greater Manchester Police and a mainstream media portraying them as some kind of ‘professional protesters.’ The local community weren’t put off, their experience of this merely strengthened their resolve.