Published on 26 Jan 2014 Sections ,

Barton Moss fracking protest – in tweets

Hundreds of protesters gather in Barton Moss, Greater Manchester to voice their anger over plans for fracking in the area. Channel 4 News charts the protest in tweets.

The protest, organised by Frack Free Greater Manchester, has seen hundreds of protesters from across the country gather at the site to voice their concerns over controversial fracking plans.

In his 2013 autumn statement, GHeorge Osborne opened up the prospect of a fracking boom in the UK when he announced the creation of a new government office for shale gas.

Below are tweets from the campaigners as they protest at the Barton Moss site.

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