February 22, 2019 9.15 am This story is over 31 months old

Anti-frackers blockade Lincoln haulage firm

Two people are locked into an ‘arm tube’

Anti-fracking campaigners have formed a blockade at the entrance to a Lincoln haulage firm site this morning.

Two people from the group who call themselves Reclaim The Power are said to have locked themselves into an ‘arm tube’ at the Lyon & Son HQ gates in Skellingthorpe.

It’s part of a nationwide day of action targeting the fracking supply chain.

The group claims Lyon & Son provides services to fracking companies including IGas Energy, Dart Energy, Cuadrilla Resources and Rathlin Energy.

The group set up camp in the early hours of Friday, February 22. Photo: Daniel Jaines for The Lincolnite

Tilda, who is locked on in front of the company’s entrance, said: “We are paying S Lyon and Son Haulage suppliers a visit to ask them to stop being part of such a destructive industry and supply chain.

“The fracking industry will contribute to climate chaos and they have been heavily involved in delivering to shale exploration sites.

“It’s time we realised we are part of nature and we are killing ourselves. We are damaging homes, habitats and health. Fracking must stop and we need companies to realise the future is in clean, affordable and publicly-owned energy and a just transition away from fossil fuels.”

Reclaim the Power protests are taking place across the country in Leeds, Cambridge, Manchester, Windsor, Bristol. They are protesting at HSBC bank and outside Centrica in Windsor who they say finance Cuadrilla.

Ross Monaghan, who is also at the Lincoln protest, added: “Fracking companies don’t exist in isolation.

“For the industry to survive they need access to our land, our water and our sand. It needs its drills, diggers and lorries. It needs money, spin-doctors and politicians in its pockets.

“We cannot stay within our commitment to the Paris agreement whilst also investing in a new fossil fuel industry. It’s time for companies like S LYON to stop backing the wrong horse and support industries which don’t wreck the planet.”

S Lyon & Sons have not yet responded to reporters.

A Lincolnite reporter is on the way to the scene and will be reporting live from there shortly.

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