Earlier this morning, I filmed campaigners from Reclaim the Power shut down the Swansea Bay campus of Swansea University. The research at Swansea’s Energy Safety Research Institute will be focused on long-term ‘strengths’ in petroleum and chemical processing – particularly fracking. The primary collaborator will be BP. ITV Wales used mine and Zoe Broughtons footage of the action for the news.
The video I edited (below) is running on the Evening Post website alongside their article about the protest.
There are two protestors locked on, one up a tripod and a number of
the group are inside the site and have dropped a banner which says ‘No
Fracking’. Outside the site the banner reads ‘Dim Ffracio’. The
protesters were angered by tens of millions of public money being
funnelled into research on fracking via Swansea University’s new Energy
Safety Research Institute.
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