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First arrests at Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp

 

Ben Deevoy

Ben’s story: “On thurs 15th may I woke up at Crawberry Hill Community Camp as part of the anti-fracking movement.

At approx 9:15am a local Ellerington crane driver from Bishop Burton arrived, to gain entry to the site in order to remove dangerous, toxic water.

The crane driver (a local lad) turned sharply around a blind turn, saw that I and a number of other protectors had peacefully assembled at the gate.

The driver hit me hard with his foot peddle to the metal at approx 15-20mph.

I bounced straight off the crane bumped about 3 meters and landed in the middle of the road. The vehicle was blockaded whilst the police were called and the driver later arrested.

I was rushed to hospital with suspected spinal injuries by stretcher and spent 5 hours straped to a bed by my head and neck.

I am in considerable pain and discomfort and finding it extremely difficult to sit or walk.

I had a nightmare last night as I envisaged a large wheel plowing towards me at high speed.

This is completely unacceptable on a peaceful protest. Fracking is not safe and not lawful !

Ban fracking now ! Ben Deevoy”

Crawberry Hill Arrests

The first arrestees at Crawberry Hill are fine upstanding local folk.

“We are local people, I was born here and I am NOT going to move. And sooner or later there are going to be a lot more people like me saying the same thing. There are some things more important than getting arrested.”

Val – arrested with her husband yesterday at Crawberry Hill Community Protection Camp

Community opposition to Rathlin Energy’s fracking site near Beverley, Walkington Heads Rd, Yorkshire, HU17 8RU.

LINKS:
Community opposition to Rathlin Energy’s fracking site near Beverley, Walkington Heads Rd, Yorkshire, HU17 8RU.
http://eastyorkshireprotectors.wordpress.com/camp-requests/

 
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