Anti-Fracking Protest

Protesters and police clashed Monday at a fracking site in Balcombe, England, during the largest anti-fracking demonstration to take place in Great Britain.  Over 2,000 protesters decended on the rural town Sunday where they are staging their protest, a three-day campaign against exploratory drilling by a private drilling company, Cuadrilla Resources, Ltd., near the village of Balcombe in west Sussex.

Protesters gather outside a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 19, 2013 in Balcombe, West Sussex. Protesters continue to gather outside the Balcombe plant in West Sussex in opposition to the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground called 'fracking'. Hundreds of the climate change activists have promised 48 hours of 'direct action' against the energy firm.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Protesters gather outside a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 19, 2013 in Balcombe, West Sussex. Protesters continue to gather outside the Balcombe plant in West Sussex in opposition to the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground called ‘fracking’. Hundreds of the climate change activists have promised 48 hours of ‘direct action’ against the energy firm. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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