7:00am Thursday 5th June 2014
DAVID Cameron’s home was turned into the scene of a Greenpeace fracking protest yesterday morning.
Eight activists wearing hi-vis jackets and hard hats set up a mock drilling site and fenced off the Witney MP’s house in Dean near Charlbury in protest against new fracking laws.
A banner put up outside the entrance to the Prime Minister’s home read: “We apologise for any inconvenience we may cause while we frack under your home”.
The protest was held ahead of the Queen’s Speech which announced new measures supporting fracking.
Greenpeace spokesman Ben Stewart said: “David Cameron wants a fracking revolution so we thought what better place to start it than his own home.”
He said the group, which blocked the entrance to the house, picked a time when no-one was home so as not to disrupt Mr Cameron’s family.
The organisation said the police ordered the protest to end at 10.45am but Thames Valley Police denied this.
Spokeswoman Lucy Billen said: “We did not ask them to leave and we did not ask them to take the fencing down. We were there to facilitate a peaceful process that took place.”
But the authority refused to say whether or not armed police had been sent to the scene.
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