Anti-fracking demo in central Manchester, Sunday march 9th

Over a hundred people walked-as slowly as the aggressive police pushing would allow- in front of the lorries arriving at Barton Moss on Friday morning. On Sunday, celebrating the postponement of a court hearing to evict the campers, hundreds danced in the layby by the A57 to sounds by DJ Dave Haslam, after enjoying other entertainers including a group of singers from Manchester’s Open Voice Choir.
We want to take our message, that fracking can and must be stopped, to Manchester City Centre, and encourage campaigners from all over the North West and beyond to join us.

Sunday 9th March
Gather at 12 noon, Piccadilly Gardens
March to Cathedral Gardens, near Urbis, for a rally around 2pm.

The demo is called by Frack Free Greater Manchester.

Manchester Campaign against Climate Change will be there with our yellow banner, as one key reason to oppose fracking is that it is a fossil fuel, making climate change worse both because of the fracking process, when methane (a very powerful greenhouse gas) is released into the air, and when the methane (or shale gas) is burnt, producing CO2.

2014 The struggle against Fracking continues


Notice of North West Anti-Fracking event dates for Your Diary

It is definitely good for The Green Party to have a presence at these events actively defending our environment and presenting Green Party policies for Clean Renewable energy sources.

Sunday 5th January 2014
the re-scheduled NW Anti-fracking groups meeting at The Anvil, Dorning Street, Wigan 12.15pm

Tue 7 January 2014
FFGM meeting evening, time at a location near to Barton Protection Camp

Wed 8th January 2014
Bolton Against Fracking 7.00 pm, The Kitchen on Great Moor Street, Bolton

Thu 9 January 2014:
Davyhulme Lobby (details to be confirmned)

(12.30 pm, Barton Moss Camp. Assemble in the layby. Bring banners etc.)
Facebook Event Page
Support the Barton Moss Protection Camp!
Support the fight to stop fracking everywhere!
BRING YOUR OWN PLACARDS, BANNERS & TORCHES (for twilight torchlit procession!)
Assemble as previous: Junction Barton Moss Road/Liverpool Road, Barton, Eccles M30 7RL
Event will include speeches, live music & more.

Called by Frack Free Greater Manchester
If you need you need a lift to get to the event, then check out this facebook page:

Wed 15 January 2014
Mass lobby of Salford Council (Full Council Meeting, Council Chamber, details to be confirmed

Sat 25 January 2014
TUC National Campaign against Climate Change TU Group Meeting (people behind the One Million Climate Jobs Report), afternoon in Salford details to be confirmed

Sat 25 January 2014: Social Event, evening

Sun 26th January 2014 further Mass Solidarity Event at Barton Moss details to be confirmed.