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Road closed by anti-fracking demo

Fracking demo

2:09pm 11th January 2017

Anti-fracking protesters have closed a main road in Lancashire.

They're holding a demo on Preston New Road.

It's where Cuadrilla has been given the go ahead to explore for shale gas.

It comes just a day after protesters promised to conduct their slow-walking demonstrations in a manner that would not disrupt traffic.

Many of the people at the demo have held-up deliveries to the shale gas site and are now simply standing in the road.

Police diversions are in place - creating longer journey times for people using that route.

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