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UK Anti_Fracking Protests

Environmental activists march through Balcombe, West Sussex, England, as anti fracking demonstrations continue at the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site.

Mass Civil Disobedience at Anti-fracking Protest

A British lawmaker was among more than two dozen people arrested Monday at a protest against shale gas extraction in southern England.

Caroline Lucas, Britain's only Green Party member in Parliament, was led away by police from a sit-in at the gates of a drilling site near the village of Balcombe and put in a police van. Sussex Police said about 25 protesters were arrested for offenses including assault and "obstruction of the highway."