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Hundreds join anti-fracking protest near Balcombe

Hundreds of anti-fracking protesters have gathered near Balcombe in West Sussex to demonstrate against the decision to drill for oil and gas in the area.

About 1,000 people are expected by both organisers and police at the No Dash for Gas camp, which is in its second day.

Energy firm Cuadrilla is looking for oil near Balcombe but has not ruled out using fracking to extract shale gas. On police advice, the company has temporarily scaled back its operation.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 17 Aug 2013
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