Monday, November 14, 2016

UK's largest rally against Fracking- video report

Undercurrents has produced a video report of the largest anti-Fracking rally held in the UK

An estimated two thousand people marched through the centre of Manchester in the largest ever anti-fracking gathering ever seen in the United Kingdom. Activists converged on the city from Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

The march was led by Bianca Jagger (first wife of Rolling Stones Mick) who addressed the crowd at the Castlefield Arena by saying
“I feel fracking is a real threat to our way of life, it’s a threat to our environment, it’s a threat to our water sources, it’s a threat to the air we breathe, it’s a threat to everything we think is important in our lives."

MP for Leigh and Makersfield, and Labour Party candidate for the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham received some of the laudest applause of the day for saying

"I can't support fracking in Leigh, in Greater Manchester or anywhere."

Martin Porter from the Manchester Greenpeace Network said

"This has been a tremendous day that will send a clear message to the government. It has also inspired every one of thousands who attended today. We are ready for the fight that we know is coming next year, and we will win
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Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions. http://www.undercurrents.org

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