Replay updates as what is set to be the biggest anti-fracking rally yet in the UK takes place in Manchester city centre
Protesters marched through Manchester today in what is set to be the biggest anti-fracking rally yet in the UK.
Demonstrators opposed to the controversial gas extraction method gathered in Piccadilly Gardens from 12pm before marching to Cathedral Gardens at 2pm.
Speakers included members of the protest camp at Barton Moss, where energy firm IGas is carrying out test drilling to explore potential shale gas reserves beneath the green belt site in Irlam, Salford.
Campaign groups and unions including Friends of the Earth, the Green Party, Manchester People’s Assembly and the Campaign Against Climate Change were also represented at the demo.
Fonte: Manchester Evening News - 09/03/2014