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Protesters In Balcombe Halt Shale Gas Operation

Guardian reporter Rob Booth spoke with anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex, on Friday shortly before their demonstration prevented the arrival of essential shale gas drilling parts.

Guardian reporter Rob Booth spoke with anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex, on Friday shortly before their demonstration prevented the arrival of essential shale gas drilling parts. The action comes a week after the chancellor, George Osborne, announced major tax breaks for companies extracting shale gas. Protesters fear pollution from gas flaring, disruption from lorries and the possible pollution of local water courses.

Love the children with the "Fracking Sucks" protest signs, and they've even got guitar and bagpipe players on hand.

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