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Mass Demo: Green Jobs, Renewables and Divest / Invest

  • Preston New Road anti-fracking site Lancashire UK (map)

Against the wishes of local communities, the Conservative government has forced through fracking applications across England in an attempt to create a new ‘dash for gas’. At the same time as offering sweeteners to the fracking industry, the Tories have also removed support for renewable energy. The UK could be creating over one million climate jobs in clean energy, insulation and sustainable transport if we took money out of the bad and into the good.

Join trade unionists, renewable energy practitioners and divestment campaigners for a day of protest action outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s flagship fracking site at Preston New Road, Lancashire. If we get 100 people to the gates, the police usually shut the frack site down for the day.

There’ll be music, food, games, workshops and inspiring speakers from a range of groups throughout the day.

** Everybody is welcome **. 

This July, Reclaim the Power are heading to Blackpool to support the amazing local resistance to fracking. As part of a jam-packed month of action, every Friday we'll be hosting a family-friendly mass demo at the roadside of the site to show solidarity with the local communities and a broad and national opposition to fracking.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

8am - BREAKFAST AT CUADRILLA’S GATE
A delicious spread of ‘renewable’ themed bites to set you up for the day.

9am - 4pm - RALLY AND WORKSHOPS
All day there’ll be speakers, games, workshops and more food up at the roadside to keep us going throughout the day. Bring yourselves, your friends and any games you’ve got to keep the energy up - we’ll be keeping numbers at 100+ to make sure work is stopped.

6pm DINNER at Maple Farm ‘Community Action Hub’

HOW LONG SHALL I STAY?
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If you're travelling from further away for the Friday mass demos, we encourage you to arrive on the Thursday night. We can provide food and camping spaces. We'd love for you to stay for as long as you can over the month. The Mass Demos are a great family friendly introduction, and then you're welcome to stay for workshops, talks, events and trainings over the weekend to prepare you for actions on Monday. See here for a full programme for the Rolling Resistance month:
https://reclaimthepower.org.uk/fracking/july-timetable/ ‎

Camping places are available at the ‘Camp of New Hope’ Community Camp on Preston New Road.

If you’d like to get involved in organising the day, please get in touch: info@reclaimthepower.org.uk