Fracking protest takes place in UK

Protestors have gathered at the Balcombe plant in West Sussex, UK, to demonstrate against and disrupt fracking plans. The protestors have attempted to stop the work of the drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, which plans to undertake the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground.
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Protesters continue to gather outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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Police personnel escort a lorry through protesters to the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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A protester is dragged to the ground by a police officer during a demonstration outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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Protesters blow bubbles outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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A sign lies besides tents outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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Protesters gather outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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A protester is wrestled by a police officer during a demonstration outside the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)
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Protesters stand in front of police after they had escorted a lorry to the entrance gate of a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on August 2, 2013 in Crawley, 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'. (Getty Images)