Marching to Parliament Square

Modern suffragettes on the march against fracking

Several hundred women from around the country took up the call of the Women of Lancashire to demonstrate in Parliament Square on Wednesday.

Dressed in white costumes with suffragette sashes, they raised their voices demanding an end to fracking.

Meanwhile, inside Westminster Hall, MPs debated and questioned Claire Perry, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy over  government plans to fast-track fracking.

Countries, states, and councils around the world and in the UK itself have banned fracking. However, the UK government is forcing the industry onto communities. It proposes to remove the need for planning permission by allowing fracking sites to become “permitted development”.

The demonstrators denounced the lack of democratic control, 100 years after some women won the opportunity to have a say. They outlined the massive damage caused by fracking, saying it was “all for the profit of a few – at the sacrifice for the many”.

 

Suffragettes against fracking

End of the fossil fuel era

Women of Lancashire against fracking and for democracy outside Parliament

Women of Lancashire on the march outside Parliament

Women of Lancashire demonstration 12 September 2018

Melanie and Hannah in front of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

Suffragettes of today against fracking and for democracy outside Parliament

Democracy campaigner Jay Ginn with the Suffragettes of today against fracking

The Blue Bandit of Lincolnshire

Protecting Lincolnshire against the devastation of fracking – water personified

Unfurling the banner in Parliament Square

Unfurling the banner in Parliament Square

Photographs: Peter Arkell and Corinna Lotz

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