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UK anti-fracking protests continue

Anti-fracking protesters in the UK have continued their campaign to stop gas exploration in the north of the country, with campaigners blocking roads to prevent trucks carrying chemicals from arriving at the Barton Moss gas explorations site. The site is run by energy company IGas, which now has a police guard

UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters brave the cold as they try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters brave the cold as they try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Tankers enter the fortified Barton Moss gas fracking exploration facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Anti-fracking protesters try to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 13, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners blocked roads and climbed on trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site today. Earlier Prime Minister David Cameron promised local councils that they would get a financial boost from all the business rates collected from shale gas schemes. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
A police evidence gatherer photographs anti-fracking protesters trying to stop trucks carrying chemicals to the Barton Moss gas fracking facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)
UK anti-fracking protests continue
Police guard the gates to the IGas Barton Moss gas fracking exploration facility on January 20, 2014 in Barton, England. Environmental protesters and anti gas fracking campaigners are continuing to block roads to prevent trucks arriving at the Barton Moss gas exploration site run by Energy company IGas. Five protesters where detained by police. (Getty Images)