COLCHESTER and District Green Party is staging a protest against Barclay's national involvement in fracking.

The party is holding the demo outside the town's High Street branch, on Saturday, to show solidarity with the communities having fracking forced on them. It will start at 1.30pm.

A spokesperson for the party said: "Despite thousands of objections and sustained local and national pressure, Third Energy have just been given the green light to frack in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

"If it goes ahead, it would be the first fracking in the UK for over five years. It’s a devastating blow for the community, but what happens there has implications for all of us as Third Energy is owned by Barclays Bank.

"Ryedale is a new fracking frontline in the UK, and while we might not be there in person to stop the drills, we all have a Barclays branch nearby.”

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