Anti-Fracking Campaigners Evicted From Borras Site
The eviction of the anti-fracking ‘protector’ protest camp in Borras is currently underway.
Eviction from the site began at around 8:30am, with North Wales Police and other vehicles assembling by the Commonwood site. Many campaigners took to Twitter regarding the situation, with one person tweeting to say ‘bailiffs present now’.
Frack Free Wrexham also issued an appeal via twitter saying: “Peaceful Protectors needed at camp. Riot vans here. Road apparently blocked from Holt side.”
Several police officers were present at the site throughout the course of the day, as well as a number of bailiffs. Many of the campaigners filmed and livestreamed events from the scene.
A ‘Legal Observer’ was removed from the campaigning camp after trying to gain access to the main site. The male was led away by police and it is believed he has been arrested for Breach of Peace. He has since been released.
Campaigners who remained in the ‘protector’ camp were later removed from the scene. The men and women who were escorted off the site left to chants of ‘Hero’ from campaigners.
No arrests were made, however those who were removed have been asked not to reenter the camp.
The Commonwood site near Borras has been occupied by anti fracking campaigners for just over a month, as an appeal to test drill on the site was granted by an independent inspector. However last week a court summons was issued to the campaigners, with an eviction notice granted.
It was not known when bailiffs would come to the site to claim the land, however today’s events take place a week after the eviction notice was served.
Since the eviction campaigners have relocated to a field opposite.
You can view a live video stream being broadcast from a mobile phone from the site on this link here.
A timeline of events regarding Wrexham and Fracking can be found on the Frack Free Wrexham website here.
We will update when we have more information.
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