"It is expected that the final cost of policing the protests, which are continuing on a much smaller scale, will eventually hit around £3.7 million.
"Anti-fracking activists are protesting about energy firm Cuadrilla's exploratory oil drilling operation in the countryside."
-- from "Are Balcombe fracking protests worth almost £4m in policing costs?" by Louise Gray (The Telegraph, 8/23/2013)
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