Protesters march in Preston for jailed anti-fracking activists

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Supporters demonstrate against ‘outrage and scandal’ of three men being imprisoned

Hundreds of supporters of the three environmental activists who became the first people to be jailed for an anti-fracking protest have demonstrated outside the prison where they are being held after an appeal against their imprisonment was lodged.

Protesters marched across Preston chanting “free the free”, “protest is not a crime”, and “we said no”, in reference to the local council’s decision to ban fracking in the county that was later overturned by Sajid Javid.

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