Balcombe fracking protest in pictures

By Jeremy Wilson on August 21st, 2013
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Medical professionals were among the loyal camp supporters

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High-tech hippy loos

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This protester gazes lovingly into the eyes of Nikolai Tesla’s papier-mâché head

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All ages were welcome at the protests

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A family spirit of solidarity and song suffused the proceedings

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Undeterred by the fossil fuel campaigners around him, one protester merrily chucks logs into his makeshift oven

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I asked these ‘legal observers’ if I could take their picture. They declined

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This foxy family tucks in to a tasty vegan stew

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Delish!

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Everyone pitched in with building work

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This man is sending out a clear message to the Government

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This chap was clearly jonesing for a photo opp. We were happy to oblige

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These modest roadside encampments belie the grandiose statements made by their occupants ‘on stage’ at the camp

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A library was set up for protesters, offering a selection of periodicals, from Socialist Worker to, um, Wallpaper

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The feared Anonymous were of course in attendance too

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As were Druidic priestesses, on hand to dish out love and light

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The Robocops were taking no chances

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‘Pigs in shit’, as one protester uncharitably dubbed this police logistics van, which got stuck in roadside mud

NOW READ: Jeremy Wilson interviews the protesters