Protesters have called themselves the “frontline in the fight against fracking” as they prepare to camp out on New Year’s Eve by one of the two UK sites where the practice is has been given the go-ahead. Activists moved on to private farmland near Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, just before Christmas, after the high court rejected a legal move to stop plans for fracking at a well south-west of the village. A handful of campers braved Christmas Day outdoors with the sub-zero temperatures that have followed, but say hundreds more people have come to show their support at the site over the last week from the local area an d around the country. One camper, Eddie Thornton, from nearby Pickering, said on Friday that the protesters would continue the “peaceful non-violent resistance” until gas firm Third Energy withdrew its plans to test for shale gas.
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