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Sixteen arrested at British anti-fracking protest

Sixteen protesters were arrested on Friday as British police broke up a blockade against exploratory drilling by a fracking company in southern England.

Campaigners demonstrated for a second day against planned test drilling by British firm Cuadrilla, which specialises in hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, known as “fracking”.

The rural site in Balcombe, West Sussex, has become a focus for campaigners against the controversial technique, who fear environmental effects including chemical contamination of fresh water resources.

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