Anti-fracking campaigners, who have been living at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester, since November are awaiting a court decision as to whether they are to be evicted.

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Anti-fracking protesters lie in the road chained to a mock coffin close to the Barton Moss exploration plant outside Manchester
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The protests carry a stark message
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Police and protesters at the gates of the Barton Moss exploration facility
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A police officer restrains a protester as lorries make their way into the Barton Moss site
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Unaware of tensions, a boy blows bubbles on his mother's knee next to a police cordon
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The IGas Energy exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss
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The protest camp waits for a court eviction decision
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Protest sign takes aim at the prime minister, a key advocate of shale gas
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Anti-fracking campaigners relax in their a tent
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Anti-fracking campaigners and druids Lardon and Guinevere sit outside their caravan near the IGas site
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An anti-fracking campaigner in a hessian mask