The science is settled. These people are idiots.
Ant-fracking protesters who glued and chained themselves to petrol pumps in Great Lever over the weekend were at the wrong garage, it has emerged.
Four people were arrested on Saturday after anti-fracking protesters used glue and bike locks to attach themselves to fuel pumps at the petrol station in Rishton Lane.
The group had chosen to base the protest next to a Total petrol station after the French firm announced it would be investing more than £12 million in the UK’s shale gas industry.
However, it emerged later that the petrol station was no longer owned by Total – but the new owners had not got around to taking the signs down yet.
Petrol station manager Reezwan Patel said: “We had to close for six hours, so with the loss of custom and the damage to the pumps, it could be a couple of thousand pounds we have lost.
Campaign group Frack Free Greater Manchester had called for people to protest outside Total petrol stations across the country.
Group member Sophie Baxter said: “Every company that is going to invest in fracking needs to expect these kind of actions. We were very proud of the guys who locked themselves to the pumps”
What’s one mistake, when your entire protest movement and its underlying ideology is based on a long series of mistakes. Compared to the left’s false claims about Fracking and its false claims about Global Warming, gluing yourself to the wrong gas station is a minor error.